Correctional Services spokesman Manelisi Wolela has denied allegations that student leader Mcebo Dla.
Arnold Sello claimed he was a priest when police came to arrest him for the murder of Avhatakali Netshisaulu.
Sello, 30, is the second accused in the murder of Netshisaulu, the son of former City Press editor-in-chief Mathatha Tsedu.
He was allegedly hired by Netshisaulu's wife Mulalo Sivhidzho, pictured, and Ntambudzeni Matsenene to do the killing.
Captain Johannes Kekana told the Johannesburg high court that they found Sello in an informal settlement in Zandspruit.
"We found him in a three-roomed shack with his mother. We introduced ourselves and told him we had come to arrest him for murder.
"In the bedroom there was a bag packed with his clothes; it seemed like he was about to leave," Kekana said.
"We then handcuffed him and as we were about to leave the shack, he started being aggressive and screaming. He did not want to get out of the house," he said.
"He screamed at us, asking why we were arresting him because he is a priest." The trial continues.