The Headquarters of the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime were targeted by thugs who broke into offices of the Public Education and Corruption Prevention branches on Thursday night and got away with at least three computers.
The two branches are housed in one block, according to the Directorate’s spokesperson, Lentswe Motshoganetsi. Additionally, it has been established on authority that the break in has not affected the intelligence and special investigations’ offices and records as they are kept apart from the Public Education and Corruption Prevention offices.
Lentswe said the public should not be alarmed as the incident is viewed as an ordinary break in, which may not necessarily be connected to the daily business of the Directorate.
“Investigations will, therefore, continue as per our daily routine,” Lentswe said.
The DCEC Public Relations Officer’s statement notwithstanding, Borakanelo Police Station Commander, Superintendent Michael Hambira said, “We can only confirm that computers have been taken.” Although Hambira was not keen to connect the crime to inside work, investigations conducted by The Sunday Standard have revealed that there were no signs of any damage to suggest forced entry.