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Consequences of Unethical Behaviour

CASE 6 - Public Official accepting gratification for doing an act which he induces a person to believe, he is empowered to do in the exercise of his duties, although as a fact such act does not form part of his duties
Mr X has been unable to obtain a provisional driving licence for he was unsuccessful at the oral test. His friends introduced him to a Police Officer who convinced Mr X that as he works at the Licencing Section, Line Barracks Port Louis, he could issue him with a provisional and competent driving licence, provided a sum of Rs 10,000 is remitted to him.
In truth and in fact, the Police Officer was not employed at the Licencing Section, Line Barracks, Port Louis, and he does not even know any person working at the said Section.
 
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