Hawks nab 2nd suspect in R130m Cell C tender scam

Hawks nab 2nd suspect in R130m Cell C tender scam

The Hawks in Gauteng have arrested a second person in connection with a Cell C tender scam worth an estimated R130 million.

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Gauteng Hawks spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mulamu  says 39-year-old Adriraan Pillay was arrested in Germiston on Friday.


"It is alleged that Pillay and his co-accused, Ismail Adanjee Mohamed, 44-years-old, were both Information Technology (IT) executives at one of the well-known South African mobile network service providers.


"They allegedly colluded with a director of a contracted entity responsible for IT and network service provider, falsely inflated invoices which resulted in an actual loss of over R130 million from 2012 to 2019," she said.


Adamjee was released on R50 000 bail by the Johannesburg Specialised Crimes Court last month.


Pillay appeared in the Palm Ridge Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Monday where he was also granted R50 000 bail.


 Mulamu said the case is postponed to 14 April 2021 where he will be joining his co-accused, Mohamed.

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