According to a media statement, a case of theft under false pretence was opened at Middelburg Police Station in April after a woman reportedly had a relationship with a man who informed her that he is a Ugandan national.
The victim further alluded that the two were in a relationship and it was during the course of their relationship that the man reportedly showed her a lot of black notes.
He then convinced her that, in order for him to convert the black notes into real South African bank notes, he would need a lot of real South African bank notes.
This led to the victim resigning from work then withdrew cash on different dates then gave it to the man so that he convert his black notes into real bank notes.
The total amount of cash that was reportedly given to the man is about R1.6 Million. He then vanished into thin air and since then he has never been seen by the female victim.
A case was then registered with the police.
When investigators continued with their probe, they then realised that Mr Lucky Innocent Talemwa could be of great help in their quest to find the suspect and police urge Mr Talemwa to immediately contact the Police in Middelburg.
Police further urge anyone who might know his whereabouts to call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP.
All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.
The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has used the incident to warn the public to be very vigilant of various scams that aim at robbing them of their hard earned cash and properties.