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Cops arrest fake job recruitment agent

Police spokesperson Thato Ramarikhoane‘Mantoetse Maama

MASERU — A 22-year-old man from Berea Sefikeng was on Tuesday arrested for allegedly defrauding people with a promise to secure jobs for them in the National Security Services (NSS).

According to a police report the man obtained money from some people on the pretext of getting them employment in the NSS.

Police spokesperson Senior Inspector Lebona Mohloboli confirmed the incident.

“The Mapoteng police were informed that there was a man who had been getting money from people with the promise that he would get them a job. The man asked people to pay some money so that he could recruit them into the NSS,” Mohloboli said.

“Most of his clients paid over M3 000 to get employment and they reported that he was not charging them anything less when making his promises. It was reported that the man had been taking money from people since last year in October with the promise that he would get them a job,” he said.

The suspect allegedly claimed that he was a member of Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) while defrauding people. Other people said he introduced himself as a member of Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) yet he is not working as correctional officer or a soldier as he claims.

It was also revealed that the suspect had also taken money from other people in Leribe, Peka and Hleooeng where he had promised to give them a job.

“We cannot say how many people have been defrauded as from time to time that statistics keep on changing. More people are coming to us claiming that the man had taken their money promising to give them a job.

The suspect is in police custody and he will appear in court soon. Police are doing further investigations on the case.


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