Tuesday, October 20, 2020

UB students arrested for cocaine charges appear before court

Some University students were dragged before Village magistrate court for allegedly being found in possession of a habit forming drug (Cocaine and Dagga also commonly known as Marijuana) amounting to close to 15 000 Pula near Tlokweng Boader Post.

The two students, one from the University of Botswana (UB) Tsotlhe Matlho aged 28 years, his co- accused, a student at Institute of Development Management (IDM)Boipuso Tiego aged 25 years alongside their friend Ntshotelang Moanamisi 31 years ,who is a self employed person at  Nthuthu Holdings were charged with two counts of unlawful possession of Habit Forming Drugs.

According to court records, Matlho, a student at UB, Boipuso Tiego of IDM College and Ntshotelang Moanamisi who is a self employed, were charged with unlawful possession of a Habit Forming Drugs, cocaine, weighing 87.2 grams and dagga weighing 0.6 grams both regarded  contrary to section 16(1) as read with section 16(3) of drugs  and related substance Act ,no. 18 of 1992 of laws of Botswana.

Appearing for the state, Prosecutor, Farayi Mahwiti told the court that the three accused persons should be asked to take a plea as he has served them with all the necessary documents relating to the matter.

 However, their lawyer, Kabelo Nkwe dismissed the state position and argued that they have asked for further particulars relating to the matter and asked the magistrate to reserve a plea.

 ”I strongly oppose the state position and urged the court to reserve a plea since we have asked for further particulars on the matter, said Nkwe.

  He then asked the court to postpone the matter to allow the state to serve them with more particulars of the alleged offence.

  Magistrate Oahile Mokibe then postponed the matter to 12 November to allow the state to serve them with further particulars on the matter.

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