IPID arrested a Detective for raping an alleged suspect.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate in the Eastern Cape have arrested a Detective based at the Bhizana police station for allegedly raping an alleged suspect of a Fraud case he was busy investigating.

A 35-year-old Constable attached to a Detective Branch at Bhizana police station in the Eastern Cape Province was arrested by IPID Investigators on Tuesday the 29th of August 2023 for allegedly raping a 21-year-old victim.

The Suspect member is said to have called the victim to the police station regarding her Fraud case. On arrival at the police station she was left there for some time before being collected by the suspect, driven to a place where it seemed like his parental home. He locked her there alone while he was said to have been gone to the gym. Upon his return, he allegedly raped her twice before dropping her off at her rented place in the Bhizana area.

After the case was reported, IPID Investigators investigated it and consulted with prosecutors, the process culminated in the suspect being arrested on Tuesday 29th August 2023. He was detained in the Qhasa police cells.

The suspect is due to appear in the Bhizana magistrate court this morning Wednesday the 30th August 2023 for first appearance.

Mr Robbie Raburabu
Acting National Spokesperson
082 926 1067 and 012 399 0056
E-mail: rraburabu@ipid.gov.za