Monday, January 17, 2022

Police suspect foul play as fire guts tribal offices

Police in Sehithwa strongly suspect that a mysterious fire that gutted Tsau tribal offices and destroyed thirteen dockets may have been caused by suspects who were under investigation. The police have launched investigations to establish what might have caused the mysterious fire that gutted dockets at Tsau tribal offices in Ngamiland District. In an interview with The Telegraph, Sehithwa police station commander, Superintendent Zacks Mosike revealed that about 13 police dockets were bunt to ashes after a fire broke out at the police station.

“We strongly suspect that the fire may have been caused by suspects who possibly have pending cases before the police. Unfortunately we have not arrested any suspects in connection with the incident,” he said.

Mosike appealed to members of the public to assist with any information that might lead to the arrest of the culprits. When commenting on the issue, the chief of Tsau village, Ebineng Posoeng also said he suspects that the fire was a result of foul play.

“We strongly believe that the offices were torched by criminals who might have pending cases before the police,” he said.
He expressed worry at the lack of security at tribal offices, saying it makes them vulnerable to attacks by criminals.

“Criminals are becoming sophisticated by the day, yet we are unable to provide basic security. If they find a loophole they will use it. In the end we lose crucial information,” he said.

Acting director of Department of Tribal Administration, Tumelo Seboko also expressed worry at the lack of security in tribal offices throughout the country. He said the tribal offices only have burglar bars, which have proven to be inadequate to deter attacks by criminals.

“Funds permitting we will do something to sort out this problem. Our wish is to engage private security companies to guard our officers, but we are unable to do so because of financial constraints. I hope one day such security measures will be provided,” he said.

He urged members of the public to assist the police with information that may lead to the arrest of the culprits.

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