Sunday, March 3, 2024

Wanted thief ‘arrested himself’

A 21-year-old man, who was wanted for theft cases and stealing from people, was this Friday arraigned before the Urban Customary Court Deputy President, Kgosi Kgosimotse Sebele, charged with common nuisance but pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The court told Paul Kelebale, from Goora Tshosa Ward in Molepolole and who is a student at the Urban Youth Project at Bontleng Community Hall, that he arrested himself because he was on the run for a long time while he was wanted for more than four cases of theft and armed robbery.

State Prosecutor from the Urban Police Station, Terrence Moilwa, told the court that the accused is a well-known thief who was wanted for several cases.

He told the court that the accused arrested himself because on August 10, 2006, at Bontleng in Gaborone, the accused went to the house of one Seisa Rapulane and insulted her, telling her that she looks like a snake and promised to kick her behind.
The complainant reported the case to the Urban Police and the police arrested the accused after having been looking for him for a very long time.

Seisa Rapulane, 47, from Thaga Ward in Makopong Village, a cook at Tlokweng College of Education, told the court that the accused found her kids boiling water for bathing and kicked over the water.

She said the accused insulted her after she confronted him about harassing her children.
The accused admitted that he kicked the water bucket but he refused to plead guilty to the charges of common nuisance.

Kgosi Sebele, however, ordered the police to lock up the accused until Monday, so that more witnesses can be called.

The case continues next week.


Read this week's paper