Tuesday, October 19, 2021

‘Good Samaritan’ killed in “execution style” homicide

Botswana Police Service (BPS) has launched a manhunt for unidentified gunmen who allegedly shot dead a Mogoditshane resident in what officials have described as an “execution-style” homicide.

Information gathered by this publication indicates that Police have not yet established the motive behind the shooting. However, reports from Mmopane village suggest that a middle aged man from Mogoditshane was allegedly shot execution style by unknown gunmen. Whilst information is still a bit sketchy, The Telegraph is reliably informed that the deceased gave a lift to strangers who allegedly attacked him on the way.

The deceased allegedly attempted to resist the attack and a scuffle broke out.  The deceased was reportedly overpowered by the assailants as he was shot from the back of his head whilst driving. It is reported that the assailants drove away the deceased’s car and it was found abandoned at an unidentified place in Mogoditshane by the Police.

The Station Commander of Sir Seretse Khama Police Station Superintendent Bannetse Baakile told The Telegraph this week that his station is investigating a case in which a middle aged man was shot dead by unknown gunmen sometime last week. He also confirmed that the assailants are still on the run.  

“Sometime last week my station received and responded swiftly to a shooting incident in Mmopane village. A motionless body was rushed to the hospital where the medical doctors certified the person dead upon arrival,” said Baakile.

He said unconfirmed reports suggest that the deceased believed to have been operating a private delivery vehicle was either called by unknown customers or gave a lift to strangers who latter attacked him on the way.

“The names of the deceased are still withheld until the next of kin are informed and police investigations are ongoing. As for now we have not yet established what triggered the shooting but the detectives are busy on the ground to gather as much as possible information that might lead to the arrest of the culprits,” said Baakile.

He appealed to the members of the public to assist them with any information that could lead to the arrest of the assailants.

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