JUST IN: Government acquires electronic fingerprint machine for criminal database

The Chronicle

Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Correspondent 

GOVERNMENT has acquired an electronic machine to profile individuals’ finger prints as criminals- especially repeat offenders- were taking advantage of the absence of a computerised fingerprint database system to evade justice by giving false names in court.

A number of unrepentant criminals are evading justice by providing false information to police once arrested.

Some of the criminals even falsify their ages while others give fictitious names to evade being linked to their previous crimes.

More to follow. . .