How spy agency froze Guma’s account


Financial Intelligence Agency (FIA) is at the centre of investigations into the affairs of IRB Transport, a company owned by Tati East Member of Parliament Samson Moyo Guma, Mmegi Staff Writer SHARON MATHALA follows the trail

The FIA played a key and leading role in the investigation and subsequent freezing of an account belonging to IRB Transport, a company supposedly co-owned by Samson Moyo Guma and the Minister of Youth Sports and Culture, Thapelo Olopeng, court documents filed with the Village Magistrates Court reveal.  Affidavits   in   case number MCMVL000003/15, deposed by Standard Chartered Bank of Botswana employees including its chief executive officer (CEO), Moatlhodi Kefentse Lekaukau, suggest that FIA is at the centre of the investigations and had at one point instructed the bank to freeze IRB’s accounts.

Guma and Olopeng as well as Standard Chartered are currently in court after the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) filed a miscellaneous application to freeze the accounts of Olopeng and IRB Transport, a company belonging to Guma. In his affidavit, submitted to Village chief magistrate, Lenah Oahile-Mokibe on July 13 2015, Lekaukau explains that on Thursday May 28, 2015, the bank received a letter from the FIA advising that the agency has reasonable grounds to suspect that the account belonging to Guma’s company was involved in a financial offence.

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