Feb 4, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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How ‘lovers’ tiff’ turned into a ‘hijacking’ and arrest for perjury

A woman who was “kidnapped at gunpoint” in her parked car this week believed she presented herself as a crime victim – and took her none-wiser boyfriend into police custody – hours later she was arrested because she had brought down the aims of the judiciary.

The 36-year-old woman was due to appear in Gqeberha District Court on Friday after being charged by SAPS Mount Road investigators.

At 8:40pm Tuesday the woman “claimed that her vehicle was hijacked… while sitting in her Kia Picanto on Lavinia Street in the North End,” said Police Spokesman Col Priscilla Naidu.

” She further claimed that two unidentified men approached her, one pointed a gun at her, forced her out of the vehicle and drove away.”

Minutes later, SAPS officers found the vehicle on the same street with a suspects inside.

“After being charged with hijacking ung had been arrested, the investigation revealed that he was the applicant’s friend and that an argument ensued. After further questioning, the woman admitted to police that she fabricated the story of the kidnapping,” Naidu said.

She was promptly arrested on Wednesday and charged with bringing down the goals of the judiciary. She was released following a warning to appear in court on Friday.

Detectives released her boyfriend.

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