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Bogus DIS agent on the run

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INVESTIGATING: Supt Tshebo INSET: Mokoka

Botswana Democratic Party activist, Tapologo Mokoka, who allegedly went into hiding last week after swindling a Kenyan woman of P40 000 is still on the run.

Mokoka and two other suspects, Anderson Mothibe and Edwin Ramontshonyana are said to have impersonated Directorate on Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) agents and extorted Rachel Wangeci Muraya Kasonde,  the owner of Believers Destiny Academy, of P40 000.

They allegedly claimed they were investigating her for some criminal acts she was suspected to have committed and threatened to deport her unless she paid them P100 000

The victim is said to have paid P40 000 as part payment and promised to pay the balance at a later date.

According to the police, the suspects escorted Kasonde to the bank at  Game City mall where she withdrew the money.

Ramontshonyana, 35, and Mothibe, 26, who have since appeared before a Broadhurst Magistrates court were arrested a few days later after Mothibe had gone back to demand the P60 000.00 balance from the victim.

The two men who were granted bail are expected to be back in court for mention on May 31st.

Old Naledi police station commander, King Tshebo, confirmed the incident but was this week optimistic that they would arrest Mokoka soon.

Tshebo warned the public to be wary of bogus security agents and urged them to report any suspicious confrontations to the police.