Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC)
George Kokole
10/07/12
One count of Corruption in respect of Official Transaction
A police officer appeared before Broadhurst Magistrate Court on the 29th June 2012 charged with one count of Corruption in respect of Official Transaction contrary to section 25 (1) as read with Section 42 and punishable under section 36 of the Corruption and Economic Crime Act(Cap 08:04).
DCEC Investigations
Investigations carried by the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) unraveled that the accused person, George Kokole, a Police officer holding the rank of Constable, on the 24th May 2004 at Gaborone, while employed by the Government of Botswana as a police officer, corruptly solicited a bribe from one Joseph Ratsie by promising to forego the arrest of the said Ratsie and allowing a Public Service Vehicle commanded by Ratsie to operate on a public road when it did not have the required public service compliance certificate. This was done on agreement that Ratsie will pay him an amount of P300 bribe. Kokole ended up being paid P200 for the corrupt act.
Sentencing
The accused person was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment wholly suspended for three years on condition that he does not commit a similar offence again.
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