Man sues police for R400 000

Cases that fake notes were utilized to purchase oil worth R300 brought about a Limpopo specialist going through a few evenings in a police cell.

He was likewise exposed to dangers and strikes by the police while in care.

Tuan Oosthuizen told the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, that he was in steady dread while in guardianship and endured mental anguish and enthusiastic stun and injury subsequently.

He intensely denied that he had fake cash in his ownership, not to mention utilized it for oil.

Then again, a petroleum siphon specialist asserted the R300 notes Oosthuizen paid with were fake. In any case, the police never tried to test the notes to guarantee this was valid.

Oosthuizen said he never paid for his oil utilizing the notes; he utilized R100 and four R50 notes. He guaranteed R400 000 in harms from the police.

Oil siphon chaperon Hilton Masindi affirmed that Oosthuizen landed at the Ayob Motors oil station in Louis Trichardt at around midnight on May 6, 2011. He asked for R300 worth of petroleum and after that went to the ATM machine on the premises. On his arrival he gave over R300 in notes, Masindi affirmed.

He took the cash to the clerk, who examined the notes and observed them to be fake, he said.

Masindi pursued Oosthuizen’s vehicle, which was at that point not far off. Oosthuizen saw him and drove back to the carport.

Masindi said Oosthuizen denied that he had fake notes and said he had pulled back the notes from the ATM. The police were called and when they investigated the bank slip, they saw that it was just a demand for an equalization enquiry. It was asserted that when they assessed Oosthuizen’s wallet, they found a further R1000 in fake cash. He was captured.

Oosthuizen’s form is that he requested R300 worth of oil before he went to the ATM to complete an equalization enquiry. He paid for the oil and as he drove out of the petroleum station, he was halted not far off by the specialist. He was informed that the R300 he had paid with was fake.

He attempted to clarify that he didn’t utilize three R100 notes and concurred police ought to be called to determine the debate. Be that as it may, when the police arrived, they addressed two specialists a couple of meters from him.

He was not addressed. When he attempted to disclose the circumstance to them, he was pushed into the police vehicle.

As indicated by Oosthuizen he saw the clerk before taking a move of banknotes from his pockets and place it on the hat of the police vehicle, together with three R100 notes.

He said the police took his wallet and blamed him for having a further R1000 in fake notes in it. Oosthuizen said he endeavored to clarify that there was no other cash in his wallet, as he just had R307, for which he utilized R300 for the petroleum, however nobody would hear him out.

He was discharged from the holding cells a couple of days after the fact and nothing happened to the charges against him.

Oosthuizen said it was each of the a mix-up or a “set-up” and he never had any fake cash.

His supporter told the court that despite the fact that there was camera film accessible to confirm his form, this was never used to explore the issue.

The police essentially took the expression of the petroleum station specialists that the cash was fake and they never at any stage had the cash assessed. Acting Judge J Ntloko-Gobodo ruled police obligated for any harms Oosthuizen could demonstrate he had endured.


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