Monday, July 15, 2024

Chinese squatters enjoy free police board

Even though, the Botswana Police Service is hit by shortage of accommodation countrywide, it has emerged that Chinese nationals were caught squatting in a police house for almost two months.

Information passed to Sunday Standard suggests that management at the Gaborone Central Police Station is under investigations after the station accommodated Chinese nationals in a police house plot 768 in Extension 2 without the knowledge of the police management service.

It is understood that the house was left vacant by a police sergeant who complained that the yard was covered in mud during rainy season.

It is believed that the illegal tenants offered the police ‘a present they could not refuse’.
It is also understood that the occupants of the house pay neither electricity nor water, happily permitting the police to foot the bill.

In an interview Friday, assist police commissioner, Pilane Sesigi, said “the matter is still under investigation therefore I can not comment further”.


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