Thursday, October 28, 2021

Orange Botswana money transfer under spotlight

Botswana Police Service (BPS) has launched massive investigations following the mysterious disappearance of funds from Orange Botswana through Orange money transfer.

An employee of Orange Botswana has been interdicted after being identified for tempering illegally with the money transfer system. 

Information reaching this publication indicates that a good number of Orange Botswana employees are under police investigations following the mysterious disappearance of funds transfered using the mobile company’s platform.

It is reported that police investigation came after dozens of customers complained that they are unable to receive their funds that they have transferred using the said system. 

Deputy Director of Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Kesetsenao Tshweneitsile confirmed the investigation to The Telegraph.

“It is true that CID has launched investigations at Orange Botswana in which customers could not receive their funds that they have transferred using Orange money transfer system”.

He said since they started their investigations sometime ago, already a suspect has been identified.

“At this juncture I am not in a better position to disclose the exact amount money that might have been  stolen through the system but its quite a huge amount,” he said. 

“I am not at liberty to disclose whether the police have recovered any funds since the investigations started,” he said.

He further said though investigations are still ongoing, it is possible that the number of suspects might increase as the investigation intensifies.

When contacted for comment Orange spokesperson Boga Chilinde said briefly that she is not aware of the issue. She said the matter will be investigated.

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