Namibians accused of scamming Zambians of N$500k fish

• By Tracy Tafirenyika

TWO Namibians and Nigerian allegedly defrauded a Zambian company called Mostaz of horse mackerel one fish worth N$500 000 by altering banking details of the company the fish had been ordered from, Confidente can exclusively reveal. 

The two Namibians Abel Paulus and Jeremiah Kusiyo, and Nigerian national Rodney Mangendo are allegedly a well-connected fraudster group using ATS Investments Company to defraud fish buyers in Kasumbalesa in Zambia.

Paulus who was an agent for ATS allegedly approached Mangendo with an ATS quotation, where they both changed bank details and contact details of the company, while being assisted by Kusiyo who designed the quotation and went on to use Mangendo’s banking details before presenting the doctored quotation to Mostaz.

Besides changing the banking and contact details of ATS, documents seen by Confidente also show that the trio also added an amount of nearly N$100 000 on top of the prescribed amount that ATS had charged.

It is alleged that by changing the bank details they directed the money into their account so that they would be able to share the money amongst themselves.



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