Monday, May 16, 2022

Old Naledi residents discover fresh woman’s remains in shallow grave

Police were summoned to Old Naledi in Gaborone where some members of the location had discovered a shallow grave containing the remains of a woman.

A police helicopter had to be used on Wednesday morning to rescue a murder suspect when an angry mob in the area angrily gathered, wanting to mete instant justice on a man they claimed had murdered a woman three days earlier and buried her in a shallow grave.

From early Wednesday morning till afternoon, hundreds of people gathered, watching police detectives and forensic personnel dig out the body of a woman who was allegedly killed and buried in a shallow grave behind the Botswana Power Corporation Training Centre.

For about seven hours, investigators had to wait at the crime scene for a pathologist to arrive from Palapye before the body could be exhumed.

The suspect, a security guard at Water Utilities in Gaborone, allegedly used an iron rod to kill the woman, believed to have been his girlfriend.

He allegedly then used a wheelbarrow to transport the body from the crime scene to the shallow grave.

The victim was last seen in an area under the Sir Seretse Khama Airport Police’s jurisdiction.

Superintendent King Tshabo, the Station Commander of Sir Seretse Khama International Airport Police Station, said, “It is too early to release information but we are holding a suspect who is helping with police investigations in regards to the whereabouts of a Thamaga woman who went missing four days ago.”

After information from the public, a suspect was apprehended and who later confessed that he had murdered the woman and buried her in a shallow grave behind the BPC Training Centre at Old Naledi location.

The suspect, who police did not name, save to say he was a security guard, is expected to be arraigned on a murder charge today (Thursday) at the Gaborone Village Magistrate Court.


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