Police have closed down the Mochudi Transport Offices after smashing a syndicate comprising a Senior Transport Officer and her subordinate who were selling drivers’ licenses and extorting bribes from learners taking driving and theory tests.
Station Commander, Robert Masibi of Mochudi Police Station, confirmed on Friday that they had closed down the Mochudi Transport Offices and had arrested a number of officials. “What I can say is we have in police custody two women, a senior transport official and a junior who are helping the police with investigations.” Masibi, however, would not discuss details saying investigations were still in progress.
The Sunday Standard can, however, reveal that Mochudi police raided the transport offices on Tuesday and uncovered a well coordinated scam that had eluded DCEC investigators for months.
The police raid followed a tip off that some learners who were registering to write their driving theory tests were passing brown envelopes to transport officials.
Sources said that the matter had been referred to the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime who, for a long time, had been struggling to unearth the corruption at the Mochudi Transport office which is expected to open on Monday.