Botswana business couple, Moses Modise and his wife both staunch Seventh Day Adventist Church members were found buried in a shallow grave outside a drug den, believed to have been murdered by a Nigerian drug lord ÔÇô fresh information has revealed.
The family of the murdered couple engaged a private detective to assist with the investigations after the couple was reported missing last week, and the private investigator led the South African Police service to the drug den where the couple was allegedly murdered.
Information reaching The Telegraph from South Africa suggests that the couple wanted to sell property worth around R5.5 million in South Africa. It is understood that the couple met a certain Nigerian believed to be a notorious Nigerian drug lord who showed interest in buying the house and their SUV vehicle.
It is reported that the couple was last seen alive by their children whom they dropped off at school before proceeding to their rendezvous with the Nigerian buyer to drop off the SUV vehicle.
The children were the first to alert the police about their missing parents after the couple did not show to pick them up at school as usual. They then called their elder brother who came to pick them from school.
Aledo police station commander superintendent King Tshebo told The Telegraph this week that they received a report last week that a Botswana couple was reported missing in South Africa. He said they informed Interpol Gaborone who contacted their counterparts in South Africa to help with the investigations.
The family of the deceased couple’s spokesperson Joel Thuto confirmed the incident. He said the two vehicles they were drove to the meeting, a Hammer and a Mini Cooper have been recovered by the police.
The family hopes to repatriate the bodies to Botswana during the course of the week for burial over the weekend.