Monday, February 26, 2024

Botswana’s Lady of Drugs out on bail

Irina Leonidouna Ramokate, Botswana’s suspected woman drug dealer who was recently arrested by the police, was last week Friday granted bail while her three accomplices were discharged.

Case prosecutor, Mpho Mmolainyane, told the court that the Diamond and Narcotics Squad had completed their investigations therefore the other three accomplices could be discharged with the understanding that they could be recalled or charged again if new evidence was uncovered.

Mmolainyane told the court that the police’s Forensics Department promised to speed up investigations to determine whether the substances recovered are the drugs that are mentioned in the charge sheet.

According to the charge sheet, Ramokate, 45, and a Motswana, on December 4, 2008 at Ledumadumane in Mogoditshane unlawfully had in her possession dagga, a habit forming drug.
The second count states that the accused also was, on the same day and at the same location, found in-possession of cocaine, ecstasy, and Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD).

Her three accomplices, Francois Nel, 26, Chad Michael Jonosky, 36, both South African nationals, and John Boarder, a 42-year-old Briton, were discharged.

The trial was scheduled to run from the 20th to the 21st of April, 2008.
Ramokate is being represented by Duma Boko.


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