NOORDWESTER – OTTOSDAL - Two suspects, aged 29 and 40, are expected to appear before the Ottosdal Magistrates’ Court for alleged fraud.
The suspects were arrested by North West Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) and Commercial Crimes Unit (CCIU)on Tuesday, 6 February after being linked to a fraud case, which was registered at Ottosdal in September 2022.
Reports suggests that one of the suspects presented himself as a 64-year-old and took a funeral policy through the assistance of the 40-year-old suspect. According to information, Itumeleng John Ngakaemang (64) was found stabbed and strangled to death at his residential place at Letsopa Location on Sunday, 25 September 2022. Investigations were conducted and Dorothy Moleleki (47), and other three suspects were apprehended and linked to the murder of Ngakaemang.
Preliminary reports suggested that Dorothy and the other suspects planned and conspired the murder of Itumeleng as Dorothy wanted to claim from funeral policies that she took using Itumeleng’s Identity Document.
It is alleged that, Dorothy, a well-known loan shark around Letsopa targeted an old and sick Itumeleng who was one of her clients. She allegedly took Ngakaemang’s documents that were with her and opened policies using the 29-year-old suspect to open some of the policies. Moreover, she hired two suspects Theuns Hayman (37) and Mike Phutiyagae (53) to kill the victim. Subsequently, Dorothy claimed money from four different companies. The long arm of the law caught up with the four suspects in January 2023 after they were linked to the victim’s murder.
They were also charged with conspiracy to commit murder, while Dorothy was also charged for fraud. The two suspects who will be appearing in court tomorrow, were also linked to the fraud case. The 40-year-old suspect was an employee at a bank in Ottosdal.
The Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, applauded the Anti-Gang Unit and Commercial Crimes Unit members for their sleepless nights and dedication that led to the arrests of the suspects.