Friday, December 4, 2020

Intelligence agent turns key witness in P4m fraud case

A female intelligence agent who was recently implicated in a P4 million fraud allegation has now become a star witness in the case.

The Serious Crime Division has completed its investigations in which Mascom was defrauded P4m through forged tender. So far two suspects are expected to be charged while the other two suspects are said to be missing and the police are still try to establish their whereabouts.

The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) is expected to arraign the case before the magistrate court sometime early next month.

When contacted, the case prosecutor at DPP, Merapelo Mokgosi, said the case is sub-judice therefore could not comment about the case. She said the case will be registered before the magistrate court soon after the Independence celebrations.

“Serious Crime Squad has been investigating the case and they have completed their investigation and have referred it to the directorate of Public Prosecution,” the director of the Criminal Investigation Department, Wilmon Karahindi, said, “It is true that one of my officers, an intelligence officer, is allegedly implicated in the case but I am not aware that the officer will be turned into a state witness.”

The suspects allegedly went to Mascom and presented a forged tender document to the officials, claiming that they won a tender from Tati Mine to install tracking devices.
Mascom officials validated the tender document, and awarded them the tender to supply Tati Mine with the gadgets.

The suspects then failed to fulfill their promise with Mascom and they disappeared.

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