Suspected swindlers nabbed

Oleosi Kgosi
CAMERA SHY: Letletse and Legang

Allegedly conned duo out of almost P400, 000

Two suspected conmen believed to have duped two women out of a small fortune on the pretext they could increase their money were hauled before Village Magistrates Court last week.

The duo, Edwin Letletse, 27, and Kitso Legang, 24, were arrested last Wednesday having reportedly evaded the police for over six months.

The youthful pair, both from Tsholofelo East in the capital city, were each charged with two counts of obtaining by false pretences.

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They are accused of swindling P190, 000 in cash from one Wame Ngwako at Blossom Guesthouse located in Block 6, Gaborone back in June last year.

The following month, they reportedly struck again, this time tricking one Oratile Gakonyatse into handing over P200, 000 cash at Shathipha Guesthouse in Phase 4.

During their brief arraignment, Superintendent Inspector Gaotlolwe successfully secured the suspect’s remand, noting they were only arrested recently.

“It will allow the investigation team to do their job without the accused persons interfering with leads,” explained the top cop.

Gaotlolwe also revealed the police were still looking for Letletse and Legang’s suspected associates.

For their part, the accused persons said they intend to seek legal representation; they will remain behind bars until their next mention, scheduled for February 21.

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