Friday, December 1, 2023

Security agent slapped with warrant of arrest

A Department of Intelligence Services (DIS) officer, who has been cited by the prosecution in a charge sheet as an Administrative Officer working at the District Commissioner’s Officer at Lobatse, is wanted by the police for his failure to appear before court and is being charged for assisting her friend to commit abortion.
A warrant of arrest has been issued by the Extension 2 Magistrate’s Court against Victor Keakile, after he failed to appear to answer to charges he is facing.
Keakile, together with Jacqueline Botshelo, are accused off aiding and abetting. A third individual, Olebogeng Mmeko, faces manslaughter charges in the case and a warrant of arrest has also been issued against her.
State prosecutor, Priscilla Israel, says the three were summoned and knew the date of their appearance as they once appeared before the court but then the prosecutor did not turn up.  She said that the two failed to appear though they knew about their next appearance.
The three are accused of having helped one Tshelang Masupe to commit abortion, which led to her death in May 2011.
The three are due to appear in court again on January 18th.
A source within the security circles says the case is long overdue and it could have long been finalised, adding that even the investigating officer, Alidy Alidy, had retired from law enforcement.
He says Keakile is working as a DIS officer boss and is currently on interdiction.
Lobatse District Commissioner, Geoffrey Gare, has dismissed claims by the prosecution that the officer who has been charged is working at the District Commissioner Office in Lobatse.
┬áHe told Sunday Standard in an interview that they had never had an officer by that name working for the District Commissioner’s Office. ┬á
Upon enquiry at DIS offices in Lobatse, some of the employees confirmed that Keakile was indeed still reporting for duty.


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