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Policemen become suspects in domestic violence cases

The warrant officer allegedly pushed his wife against the wall. picture: File

The warrant officer allegedly pushed his wife against the wall. picture: File

Published Nov 7, 2021


Their duty is to serve and protect, yet some men in blue, when behind closed doors, abuse their wives and girlfriends.

In George, a warrant officer came face to face with his colleagues when he was arrested on a charge of domestic violence.

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The Warrant officer, 53, had allegedly assaulted his wife while off duty.

The officer who has previous cases of assault against him was arrested on Friday.

Grace Langa, a spokesperson for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) confirmed that the policeman on a previous occasion also assaulted his wife.

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She explains that late last month, the policeman’s wife came home and found her husband having a party with his friends.

The warrant officer allegedly pushed his wife against the wall. picture: File

The victim was then allegedly pushed against the wall.

The second incident happened the next morning, when the suspect came home and confronted the victim about her phone and in the process he punched her in the face and threw her on the ground.

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The arrest was executed as approved by George Court.

Langa also confirmed that the suspect has an IPID pending case which is also domestic violence related.

“The case was opened by the same victim against the suspect. The victim has supplied a withdrawal statement on this matter.”

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This was not the first time the suspect stepped on the other side of the law.

He also has a December case against him relating to domestic violence.

Langa said the victim also withdrew the case.

In a separate incident another policeman was arrested on a common assault charge.

The constable, who was arrested on October 22, allegedly assaulted the mother of his baby.

According to sources the victim was at home with friends when the constable arrived and she handed their son to him.

The suspect then blocked the victims vehicle and smack the woman several times.

Langa confirmed that the victim managed to escape to Tweespruit police station to report the incident.

“The Police officer was then arrested and his fire arm was confiscated.

“The suspect was detained at Selosesha police station. He appeared at Excelsior Magistrate court on 25 October 2021.”

The victim and suspect are no longer staying together.

Captain Malcolm Pojie, a police spokesman confirmed the arrest.

However, he was released yesterday morning on a warning to appear in court tomorrow.