An 18-year-old, Region Nine District Development Officer (DDO) has been arrested for alleged embezzlement.

Enquiries disclosed that on May 25 this year, about 13:00hrs the sum of $8.2M was handed over to the suspect along with relevant pay sheets for May 2021 salaries.

This was intended to be paid to government employees within the Aishalton district, but on June 2, 2020, several employees within Aishalton District started to complain about not receiving their salaries.

An internal investigation was conducted and revealed that a total of ($867,144) could not be accounted for and belonging to the said complaining employees.

The suspect then fled the Aishalton District.

A report was made to the police two days ago, and the suspect was arrested.


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