Friday, May 24, 2024

Victim of armed robbery laid to rest

A security guard Olebogeng Ramapule, who was recently brutally murdered in Gaborone North by suspected robbers while on duty was buried over the weakened at his home village in Lecheng, in the Tswapong area.

Multitude of mourners attended the funeral.

The deceased met his untimely death while on duty at Gaborone North after being hit with an iron rod on the head during a robbery attack.

On Monday morning the Gaborone Village magistrate court was packed to capacity when five alleged murderers Lebang Ntesi, 26; Phemelo Tshelang, 22; Gorata Sebego, 28; Patrick Gaaile, 39, and Mpho Mangwa age 26 appeared before the Chief Magistrate Oagile Mokibe.

The suspects are each facing two counts of murder and another of attempted murder of a Chinese citizen, Liu Jian Hui.

The matter is prosecuted by Sub Inspector Galenkutlwe Masumba of Sir Seretse Khama Airport police station who told the court that investigations are still at initial stages and applied that the accused persons be remanded in custody as the police await a post mortem report.

He added that the Chinese national, who was also attacked, is recovering at Princess Marina hospital and has been discharged from the Intensive Care Unit as his health condition is improving.
The accused persons applied for bail but were turned down.

They are scheduled to appear before court on the 23rdof this month.

The five accused persons were arrested in Oodi village by a team of Security System guards that was dispatched and tracked their foot prints which led to the house inside which the suspects were allegedly hiding.

Cash amounting to about P15 000 was allegedly found in their possession and other valuable items.
The suspects are believed to have robbed the Chinese national about P20 000. Some P5000 is still missing.


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