It needed an estimated 20 armed policemen to arrest Advocate Gerrie Nel? I'm sure at least 15 of them could have been redeployed arresting drug lords or something really useful.
Talk about intimidation tactics.Scorpions boss Gerrie Nel was arrested at his Pretoria home on charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice on Tuesday night, his attorney Ian Small Smith confirmed on Wednesday.
Nel, the regional head of the Directorate of Special Operations, also known as the Scorpions, was arrested by about 20 armed policemen in front of his wife and children at his home at around 9pm on Tuesday.
Police spokesperson Superintendent Lungelo Dlamini said Nel faced five charges including fraud, defeating the ends of justice and perjury.
He is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday.
According to the arrest warrant the charges against Nel were corruption and defeating the ends of justice between 2004 and 2005.
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