Saturday, September 25, 2021

Sesinyi abducted on way from funeral

Police in Tlokweng are on a manhunt for people who robbed, hijacked and abducted former Debswana Public Relations Officer, Jacob Sesinyi, who was on his way from a funeral in Tlokweng.

The abductors drove away in Sesinyi’s expensive Jaguar after dumping him near the PPC Cement factory in GWest.

“We are investigating a case in which a certain man was allegedly robbed of his money and car at gun point somewhere in Tlokweng on Thursday evening,” Tlokweng Police Station Commander, Superintendent Maniki, told The Sunday Standard.

He said the victim was dumped somewhere near Old Naledi and his car was later found abandoned at New Canada.

“It is too early to say what could have transpired because investigations are still at an initial stage.”

Maniki said they had not yet arrested any suspects and appealed to the members of the public to assist them with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects.

“I went to a funeral in Tlokweng where I met some of my friends and we talked for a while after the gathering,” Sesinyi confirmed to the Sunday Standard, adding that at around nine in the evening, he bade his friends goodnight, saying he was “going home since it was getting late”.

Sesinyi said that just about 20 meters from the place of the funeral, he was suddenly accosted by two men who pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

“They pointed a gun that looked like an AK 47 rifle at me and told me that I should not even try to scream,” narrated Sesinyi. “What hurt me most was the fact that nobody noticed what was going on though we were only a few meters away from people I had just bade goodnight. I was very terrified and I followed their commands.”

Sesinyi said he was then forced into his car and they drove off with him in a direction he did not know because they had blindfolded him, offering him a choice between life and death.
He said they demanded money and they took P1, 300 from his wallet.

Sesinyi said that after being dumped near the PPC Cement factory, he sought help and police arrived.
“I strongly believe it was just a robbery incident in which I was robbed like any other person,” he said, adding that he was happy that they did not harm him and that his car had been recovered by the police.

He said his car was found parked in front of a gate in New Canada.

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