Mauritius FA inspects a claim recording device found in a women’s toilet in May. Football

A cleaner working for the Mauritius Football Association has claimed to have found a mobile phone in recording mode in a women’s toilet at its headquarters three months ago after another employee lodged a police complaint.

Two board members have resigned from the MFA this month over allegations by its executive secretary, Mullah Sanasami, that a mobile phone discovered on July 30 was found in a women’s toilet water tank at MFA headquarters. I was hiding in a blue basket. In Trianon, 15 km from the capital Port Louis.

According to police sources, a file on the allegations of terrorism will be submitted to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, FIFA said it is monitoring the situation.

Bandu Kastnarain, who now works as a cleaner at the MFA, has revealed that he also saw a phone in the toilet during his shift in May but feared “dismissal and retaliation”. Did not report it.

In a letter to the Mauritius FA Human Resources Officer on August 4 and seen by the Guardian, Kastnerin wrote: “It all started when I went to the toilet (left) to pick up a plastic box in a blue basket. I saw the phone inside the basket, first I took it and then I said to myself, ‘Maybe someone forgot their phone while urinating’ and he didn’t find it strange.

Kastnerin says he then told two of his colleagues, including Melanie Hosni, what he had seen before returning to work. “A few hours later, I wanted to bring the telephone to ask who dropped it. [but] It wasn’t there anymore. When I got out of the washroom, the general secretary was in the hallway.

Didier Pragasa – A former sports journalist who has held the post since 2014, resigned as general secretary in early August citing a health problem. According to Kistnairain’s letter, Pragasa was seen in women’s toilets on several occasions, including on the day the phone was discovered by Sanasami.

“Throughout the day, he walked down the aisle watching us and did not sit in the lounge and go to the water dispenser to see who was going in and out. [of] Washroom, “Kestnerin wrote.

Another senior MFA employee also complained in a letter to the HR department that he had seen Pragasa going to the toilet two weeks ago. When asked what he was doing there, he claimed to have told her he was “missing.”

Hosni said she was in the toilet on July 30 and the suspect, Pragasa, was hiding in a cubicle. “I stopped trembling with fear and I ran down the aisle to tell my partner there was someone else in the ladies’ toilet,” she wrote.

This is when Sanasami discovered the mobile phone, he also claimed that he had seen Pragasa in the women’s toilet the previous day. “I asked him, ‘Daddy, why are you in the women’s toilet?’ He replied: “I am opening the windows because of the stench.” ‘

Pragasa did not respond to requests for comment from the Guardian. MFA Acting Secretary-General Nazir Boud said an internal investigation was under way, but questioned why Kastnerin had not previously reported his suspicions.

“Some complaints say the phone was first seen in May,” he told the Guardian. “Why didn’t anyone tell me about it? Why didn’t they talk to the president? I can understand if some people didn’t trust me, but why keep it quiet?”

Hosni said in her letter of complaint that she was “on the way” to report to Boud, but feared she would be “fired”. “I reassured her that everything was fine with hesitation. Since that day, fear and trembling have become part of my daily life at work. I also feel that my closeness has been violated. , And I no longer feel safe at work.

But Boud, who admitted that he had received a total of five letters about the incident when Sanasami was asked to write to him after his discovery, denied that the MFA’s apparent bias Practitioners forced him to contact the police.

Bowd added: “I urge people to go to the police. We need the truth, and to know how many people are guilty. Because there are different degrees of crime. If you take it as an example. “Now we are installing cameras and we are also changing the locker in the toilet. We also keep a record of every outsider who comes into the office. We cannot allow this to happen again.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.