Financial Fraud : Marjorie Bazerque Confirms “Transfers Abroad”

9 years, 8 months ago - April 11, 2013
While for nearly three weeks, the Central CID attempts to unravel the mystery of investments of at least Rs 700 million White Dot International Consultancy Limited, a first response emerges with questioning yesterday Marjorie Bazerque, Director Je T’Aime Marketing Limited.

Assisted by her lawyer, Mr. Siddartha Hawoldar this new suspect apprehended in the wide survey of financial scams, has lifted the veil on network investments abroad. With the arrest of Akbar Batchooa, contact London to ensure financial investments in Ghana and Nigeria, ACP Pregassen Vuddamalay and Heman Jangi took the decision in the morning to postpone the hearing Under Warning of Mr. Zakhir Mohamed by Mohamed Chambers result of allegations made by Marjorie Bazerque investigators. But early in the yesterday afternoon, Mr. Zakhir Mohamed accompanied by Mr. Gavin Glover, came to Central CID for the start of the interview.

Central CID also arrested a former police officer and former director of Profame Genius Ltd, which later became the White Dot International Consultancy Ltd, Vishnu Rambharuth when he was about to depart for foreign to the SSR airport yesterday. For his part, the former banker Harry Sookun, whose name was mentioned by Bimla Ramloll the beginning of her interrogation at the police categorically denied any connection with illegal activities Sunkai Co Ltd.

The investigation into the embezzlement of Rs 1 million with accusations against the company Je T'Aime Marketing Co Ltd rose substantially. The Central CID apprehended Marjorie Bazerque on her bed at the clinic she started to confess to the mechanism set up to steal clients' investments. Mr Zakhir Mohamed, whose name was mentioned by the director Je T'Aime Marketing Co Ltd as one of the business partners, should be formally confronted with accusations yesterday.

As for Mohamed Chambers, however, he reject any accusations of complicity in illegal transactions, arguing that "Mr Zakhir Mohamed has assumed its responsibility as a professional." The lawyer in question is at the disposal of investigators for additional information requested by the sleuths of the Central CID.

Meanwhile, the decision to proceed with the hearing Under Warning of Mr Zakhir Mohamed this morning has been postponed due to major developments in the investigation into the illegal activities of the company Je T'Aime Marketing Limited. Mr Gavin Glover, whose services have been kept by Mr Zakhir Mohamed went to the central barracks early this morning to learn about the program of work of the investigators. Since yesterday evening, the Central CID has issued an arrest warrant against an inhabitant of Mahebourg, Akbar Batchooa presented by Marjorie Bazerque as a crucial abroad this Ponzi Scheme links.

But developments have occurred in the early afternoon with the arrival of Mr. Zakhir Mohamed, whose name was mentioned by Marjorie Bazerque. He was accompanied by Mr. Glover for the purposes of interrogation, which continued until late this afternoon. Informal indications are that the suspect Zakhir Mohamed could appear in court in Port Louis this afternoon for its provisional charge.

Formula fundraising

During her interrogation, Marjorie Bazerque, who was again admitted to the hospital in mid-day, would have made revelations about alleged links between Mr. Mohamed Zakhir and Akbar Batchooa , whose base of operations is in London. The Mahébourgeois mission was to place funds from Mauritius in financial instruments in London but also in Ghana and Nigeria.

This morning, Akbar Batchooa was presented by members of the CID Mahebourg their colleagues Central CID for the purposes of investigation. Since it undergoes a grilling for confirmation recorded by Marjorie Bazerque allegations against him than Mr Zakhir Mohamed, whose name and signature appear on forms of financial investments on paper header Je T'Aime Marketing Ltd..

At this stage of the investigation, ACP Vuddamalay and Jangi are increasingly convinced that there is a link between White Dot International Consultancy Limited, Sunkai Co Ltd and Je T'Aime Marketing Co Ltd, as there are in all three If the same formula fundraising with a similar mechanism of compensation of investments and also the presence of members of the legal profession as to reassure potential customers. They do not rule out the possibility that in the end these three companies have for Ultimate Holding the same international crime syndicate. However, the elements likely to confirm this thesis are still waiting.

The attorney Rajendra Appajala, whose signature appears on Blank Forms of Sunkai Investment Co Ltd, whose director is Mrs. Bimla Ramloll alias Kaba is increasingly being targeted by investigators. This legal advice Sunkai Co Ltd may be convened at the headquarters of the Central CID at any time. His examination should focus on the presence of his signature on Investment Blank Forms still outstanding despite the scandal broke. To the police, it is stated that Mr. Rajendra Appajala would automatically signed off on more than 6000 forms for investments of a minimum of Rs 25,000 per customer, or a minimum of Rs 150 million illicit investments on behalf of Sunkai Co Ltd.

The examination of Ms. Kaba, who retained the services of Mr. Yousuf Mohamed, Senior Counsel, has resumed this morning for at least the tenth day. Very few details have leaked so far these sessions except that the computer files and other records seized in the various offices are peeled consistently by investigators.

In addition, a former member of the police force and former director of Profame Genius Co Ltd, which was subsequently replaced with the incorporation of White Dot International Consultancy Co Ltd, was placed under arrest while trying to leave the country. Since this morning, Vishnu Rambharuth agreed on foreign partners, particularly from South Africa, who had started activities Profame Genius Co Ltd in Mauritius as well as the mechanism of transfer of funds abroad.

The arrest of former police Rambharuth, a crucial element in the network of canvassers, was made possible following a decision of the Central CID communicate the Passport and Immigration Office a list of suspects to be interviewed subsequently in this case. This list also includes the names of members of the police force at different levels as well as professionals or even nominees trafficking of all kinds, interested to launder their money through these companies illegal investments.

For its part, in a letter signed by Mr. Vikash Rampoortab, Harry Sookun formally rejects any connection with Bimla Ramloll, as it was alleged on the first day of questioning Ms. Kaba. " Mr Harry Sookun has never been the partner of Mrs Bimla Ramloll and/or her husband in Sunkai Co Ltd and/or any société and/or company and/or partnership writes me Rampoortab, whose correspondence is published in its entirety.

"Harry Sookun not a partner of Mrs. Ramloll or her husband"

My services have been retained by Mr. Harry Sookun and I am instructed by the latter to cause a « mise au point » to be published in your next edition of Le Mauricien following an article which was published on page 5 of Le Mauricien of 3rd April 2013 and which article is causing and will continue to cause prejudice to my client unless the present « mise au point » in the following terms is published, vis :-
1. Mr Sookun has never been the partner of Mrs Bimla Ramloll and/or her husband in Sunkai Co Ltd and/or any société and/or company and/or partnership ;
2. Mr. Sookun has never been involved in any activity and/or transaction of Sunkai Co Ltd and/or its Directors and/or its shareholders, whom he has never been acquainted with.
3. Mr Sookun left Mauritius in November 2012 to look after his other business activities in England and he will always avail himself to any enquiry, should the need arise.
4. Mr Sookun reserves the right to initiate any legal action as he may be advised in the circumstances.
In the interest of justice and since the version of Mr Sookun has not been sought before publication of the said article, you are kindly requested the publish the above mise au point in your next available edition.

Under all legal reservation
Me Vikash Rampoortab of Counsel

 

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