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Mauritius: A police officer sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for corruption

A policeman stationed at Vacoas has been convicted Intermediate Court for bribery, after asking a bribe of Rs 5,000 wine (125 euros) to a male nurse explaining to his victim of being able to remove the charge made against him.

The male nurse had lodge a complaint against the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) which initiated through an investigation of an arrest of the ripou police officer.

The latter had pleaded not guilty in front of the immediate court presided by the Judge Wendy Rangan who has however sentenced the accused to a term of 12 months imprisonment, as relates the newspaper L’Express of Mauritius.

In her verdict, the judge has maintained on the fact that the policeman in question had obviously betrayed the confidence placed in him by the citizens and that any such offense endanger the democratic bases of the Human Rights of the Mauritian Society.

Fabrice François

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