A 31 year-old man, Andile Vena, appeared at the St Albans Magistrate’s Court on Friday on a charge of perjury after he was arrested by Kabega Park SAPS, in Port Elizabeth, who, during investigations, established that he allegedly lied when he opened a robbery case in October 2015.
The case was postponed to 10 December.
“The suspect allege that while he was on duty, he was robbed by five men, all armed with firearms. The alleged suspects then fled with 650 chickens, 27 crates and chicken feed belonging to the employer,” Eastern Cape police said.
The stolen property was loaded onto a LDV and the ‘complainant’ was kidnapped and later dropped off in Rietkuil Road, on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth.
“A robbery case was opened at Kabega Park SAPS and during the investigation the detectives recovered the stolen crates in KwaNobuhle and it was returned to the farmer.
“The ‘complaintant’ was called in for further questioning after another investigation the ‘complaintant’ was arrested on a charge of perjury,” police said.
Only the chicken crates were recovered and handed back to the original owner.
“Police would like to warn the community that opening false cases is a serious offence and those found in contravention will be dealt with harshly.”