MAUN: Members of the security and intelligence services on Tuesday raided and arrested a 36-year-old man here for allegedly producing the photoshopped semi-nude picture of President Ian Khama.
Mmegi has learnt that the man, believed to be behind the worked image that caused uproar on social media over the weekend, works as a technician at Water Utilities Corporation in Maun. He was confronted and arrested when reporting for duty on Tuesday.
He is currently detained at Maun Police Station, on charges that are yet unknown.
The suspect’s laptops and cellphones were reportedly impounded by the security agents as part of the investigations. Mmegi is informed that the suspect will be transferred from Maun to Gaborone as part of the investigations. It is understood that security agents told the man to pack some of his clothes and quickly left with
When questioned, officer commanding Peter Gochela denied knowledge of the arrest. Gochela said none of his officers at the station were investigating a case related to Khama’s photoshopped picture.
He further denied knowledge of anyone being in police cells in connection with the matter.
However, police spokesperson, assistant commissioner Witness Boseja confirmed that a man aged 36-years was under investigation in connection with the matter.
“Investigations into the matter are still ongoing. I cannot divulge how many people have been investigated in connection with the case or where they were arrested.”