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Former policeman faces graft c
ALMOST three years after he gave evidence to the Police Integrity Commission the former detective Christopher Laycock has been charged with 20 criminal offences.

But none of the charges relates to one of the most serious allegations heard by the commission - that Laycock had accepted thousands of dollars from a man suspected of committing murder.

And the NSW Opposition has asked why he was alerted to charges through a court attendance notice, saying "it's like being issued with a speeding fine".

Laycock - the son of a former assistant commissioner, John Laycock... Read more

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Tanzania: Police officer in tr

The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) in Singida region is holding two suspects, including a policeman, for allegedly soliciting and receiving a bribe of 30,000/-. The Singida Regional Bureau Chief, Mr Daniel John Pundu, told reporters here yesterday that those nabbed include the Ikungi Police Station Officer In-Charge Sgt Bernard Mkinga and a militiaman in the area, one Venance Amani (42).

According to Mr Pundu the incident occurred in the evening on August 15 at Ikungi Bus Station on Singida - Dodoma highway. Mr Pundu explained that on the material day, Sgt Mkinga received 20,000/- while Amani received 10,000/- being part payment of the 50,000/- demanded from Damas Msuta by Mkinga so that the latter could clear the former of a pending criminal case.

Damas Msuta, a resident of Kipumbuiko Village in Ikungi Division, Singida Rural District, had a case pending at Ikungu Police Station, the Regional Bureau Chief further explained. Mr Pundu said that Damas was accused of setting on fire the house of one Nicolous Nyasi and that Sgt Mkinga told the accused to give him 50,000/- so as to clear him of the case. The PCCB regional chief said the two suspects would be arraigned in court soon.

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