Local News 21.4.2017 11:22 am

Charges dropped against Pirates player

Bernard Morrison of Orlando Pirates (Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix)

Bernard Morrison of Orlando Pirates (Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix)

Police have confirmed the armed robbery case against Orlando Pirates midfielder Bernard Morrison has been withdrawn.

The Ghanaian player was arrested on Monday and appeared at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court the following day.

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo confirmed that charges against Morrison were dismissed after the complainant withdrew his case.

“We received a letter from the court stating that the complainant has withdrawn his case. We have since sent back the docket to court for the withdrawal,” told Phakaaathi.

READ: Pirates player arrested for armed robbery

Masondo once again dismissed reports that Morrison was arrested for ‘stealing’ his own car.

“It is alleged that a woman called a soccer agent on behalf of Morrison and when the agent arrived at an estate he found him (Morrison) with three gentlemen.

“The complainant (soccer agent) alleged that Morris and these guys were carrying guns and they demanded that he handed over his car keys and they also allegedly took an undisclosed amount of money from him.

“The complainant also alleged that there was an amount of R12 000 from his car.

“To be honest the case was a bit sketchy, hence we decided to call it an armed robbery. But like I said, the complainant has since withdrawn it, so we’re waiting for the docket to come back from court to finalise the withdrawal,” explained Masondo.

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