Former Ugandan MP cum fake healer arrested

Director of crime intelligence, Nunu Lesetedi
Director of crime intelligence, Nunu Lesetedi

The police recently arrested a 40-year-old Ugandan man alleged to have cheated people claiming to be a traditional healer.

In an interview with Mmegi Online, Botswana Police Service (BPS)’s director of crime intelligence, Nunu Lesetedi, confirmed the arrest and said investigating are still ongoing. He said that the suspect who was based in Tlokweng village is being investigated for five different cases of scam.

“He obtained money from people by falsely pretending that he was a traditional doctor. Recently it is alleged that he falsely took P170 000 from a certain woman at Hatsalatladi village, P109 000 from another woman at Bokaa village, P35 000 from a woman at Tlokweng, P12 000 from a man at Mogoditshane, P3000 from a woman at Lobatse, P6 500 from another woman at Broadhurst and P800 from another man at Mogoditshane village claiming to be giving them services as a traditional healer. The suspect is at maximum prison and will soon appear before court,” Lesetedi said.

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