The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) investigator was last week arrested after receiving a bribe from a case that the investigator was working on.
It is alleged that a junior investigator who has been with the agency for some time and is based in Gaborone was arrested by another law enforcement agency on bribery allegations.
He was investigating a certain company involved in corruption practices but, while still investigating the case, the investigator was allegedly caught red handed after receiving an undisclosed amount of money.
He has already been interdicted from duty until he clears his name.
“It is true that one of our investigators was arrested sometime last week by the police on corruption allegations,” said the acting director of DCEC, Botlhale Makgekgenene, when contacted for comment. “This is a very unfortunate but prepare action will be taken against the officer.”
She confirmed that the officer in question has already been interdicted from duty but added, “I am not in a good position to reveal what might have happened at the time when he was arrested.”
However, this is the third incident in which DCEC investigators were arrested and expelled from the agency.
In the first incident was of an investigator who worked on a case in which the Ministry of Health was defrauded of over P21 million but the investigator allegedly connived with suspects but was arrested.
The second incident involved a Gantsi based investigator who was arrested after stealing a cylinder gas tank.