A police officer has been apprehended for the abduction of the two brits teenagers

Posted on March 27 2024
by Yashmika Dukaran

Police in the North West have apprehended one of their own as part of the ongoing investigation into the abduction of the Mohammed cousins in Brits three weeks ago. The two cousins were taken outside a primary school while on their way to school.

During the incident, the suspects used a maroon Audi A3 to bump the victims' car from the front, forcing it to stop. Subsequently, the two teenagers were compelled at gunpoint to enter one of the suspects' vehicles.

The police sergeant arrested on Tuesday is affiliated with the Letlhabile Detectives and is one of two suspects apprehended in the latest developments. According to police spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone, the sergeant was detained following investigations by the multi-disciplinary team assigned to probe the kidnapping of the Mohammed cousins.

Mokgwabone stated, "All the remaining six suspects are scheduled to appear before the Brits Magistrates' Court on Thursday." He added, "The team also seized a vehicle believed to have been used during the commission of the crime. The total number of arrested suspects stands at six, as two of the original six suspects detained on Monday were cleared and released after thorough interviews."

The seventh suspect, 48-year-old Humphrey Martin, was apprehended in Naturena, Johannesburg, two days after the kidnapping. He has already made appearances in the Brits Magistrates' Court on March 11, 18, and 25, 2024. Martin is expected to appear again on Monday, April 8, 2024, for a formal bail application.