Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Police retrieve gun used in murder of Fairgrounds CEO

Fresh information has emerged showing that police have been able to retrieve the gun that was used to kill Fairgrounds Holdings Chief Executive Officer, the late Michael Montshiwa.

The police have also made a breakthrough in identifying a fourth suspect in the case. He is  believed to be a South African “hit man.” 

It is understood that the hit man has since volunteered to give his side of the story in the court of law if permissible.

Crucial information passed to this publication suggests that Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has also made a major breakthrough surrounding the killing of Montshiwa who was shot dead at his house in Block 6 last year.

The gun that was allegedly used to commit the crime has been found hidden somewhere in Block 8.

It is suspected to be an illegal firearm.

The gun has been sent for ballistic testing as it will form part of the exhibits during trial.

In a related development, one of the two suspects who  recently appeared before the court charged jointly has informed the investigating officers that he accompanied one of the suspects during the night that the deceased was shot dead.

It has also emerged that the State is highly likely to turn one of the suspects into its key witness should the need arise.

The police  managed to trace the whereabouts of  the South African national through the assistance of the South African police Service SAPS and he has since been interrogated.

It is understood that during the interrogations the alleged suspect revealed that he was recruited as a “hit man” but he declined the offer as he feared that should he be convicted he would be hanged by the Botswana Government. He is said to have reiterated that he never pulled the trigger but intends to give information on what he knows in relation to the events leading up to the murder. 

The State is expected to bring a number of witnesses among them a son of a minister and his friend who is a well known biker. 

The  minister’s son and his friend came into the picture after one of the suspects asked him to give him a bullet  that he saw in his car after a short trip from Rustenburg in South Africa where the motor bike was collected. Contacted to comment on reports that he was communicating with some potential witnesses , one of the suspect in the matter Modise David denied allegations that suggests he is interfering with police investigations.

“That is not true because I do comply will my bail condition as ordered by the court. “I am lawyer therefore I know how the law works and knows what the law requires of me in this matter,” he said. 

Police spokesperson senior superintendent Dipheko Motube could not be drawn into discussing matter.

“What I can say is that investigations are ongoing,” he said. 

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