Monday, February 26, 2024

Double murder suspect dies in police custody

FRANCISTOWN: Police here are investigating the death of Keabetswe Tony Nyambe – a 28-year-old man – who had been remanded in custody following the grisly murder of his four and two-year old daughters during the Easter Holidays in Chadibe village.

The deceased’s girls are believed to have been strangled to death by the suspect following a misunderstanding with their mother (his girlfriend).

The suspect had been remanded at Francistown Central Police Station holding cells pending investigations. He was later found dead in his cell on the 19th of April 2022.

In an interview with The Telegraph on Monday Francistown Central Police Station Commander Superintendent Lebalang Maniki said that they are currently finalizing investigations as to what could have caused the death of the suspect.

However, information reaching The Telegraph suggests that the deceased committed suicide while in the police cells by overdosing pills as he was depressed by the whole incident. However Maniki could not deny or confirm such an allegation. The deceased was buried last week Saturday in his home village of Chadibe.

“The suspect was found dead in the police cells on the 19th of April a day after he was remanded in custody. The investigations are still ongoing. The post mortem report is however complete,” he said.

Meanwhile Maniki said they are also investigating another incident in which a 29-year-old taxi man was hijacked by two culprits on Saturday night in Francistown.

The two culprits had allegedly booked his taxi from Area L bar and along the way they produced knives and hijacked the taxi man’s vehicle. The vehicle was later found in Monarch location in Francistown the following day.

“The two culprits are currently on the run and our investigations are going on. Fortunately the taxi man was not injured and he is helping us with the investigations,” he said.

Asked on the level of crime in his policing area, Superintendent Maniki said it is manageable. He thanked members of the public for their input in helping them fight crime in the area.


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