SOUTH AFRICA – Police have disclosed the arrest of four men (4) who allegedly kidnapped an Indian businessperson and they are due to appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Local media reported that the South African Police Service (SAPS) stressed that the victim was kidnapped shortly after touching down at the OR Tambo International Airport on 20 January.
Going by intelligence tips, the detectives cornered the suspected perpetrators in Fordsburg, Johannesburg on Tuesday 24 January, 2023.
Police spokesperson, Colonel Athlenda Mathe, said that preliminary investigations indicated that the syndicate, posing as a businessman, lured the victim to South Africa so as to carry out the ordeal.
“A multidisciplinary team consisting of various expertise within the SAPS was established. Four cellphones, including the one used to communicate with the family, were seized, as well as the victim’s watch and driver’s licence found in their possession.
“One firearm and several SIM cards were also seized. A substantial amount of money was also seized, which is believed to be ransom payments.”