Man­hunt for mur­der sus­pect

Lesotho Times - - News - Pas­cali­nah Kabi

PO­LICE have launched a man­hunt for a Mapoteng man in the Berea district sus­pected of shoot­ing dead a man from the same vil­lage on 4 De­cem­ber.

Po­lice spokesper­son Su­per­in­ten­dent Clif­ford Molefe said re­ports in­di­cate that an ar­gu­ment broke be­tween the de­ceased and the sus­pect.

“It is re­ported that the two men were in the com­pany of other men drink­ing tra­di­tional beer when an ar­gu­ment broke out be­tween the two,” Su­per­in­ten­dent Molefe said.

He said the sus­pect had al­legedly lost his cell­phone and ac­cused the de­ceased of steal­ing it.

He said the sus­pect al­legedly at­tacked the de­ceased who went home to col­lect a sword to de­fend him­self.

“It is al­leged that upon returning with the weapon, the sus­pect shot the de­ceased in self-de­fence. The de­ceased died on the spot. The sus­pect is on the run and we are look­ing for him,” he said.

Supt Molefe ap­pealed to the pub­lic to come for­ward with in­for­ma­tion that could lead to the ar­rest of the sus­pect.

Supt Molefe also com­mended par­ents from Nyokosoba in Roma who handed over their 21 year-old son to the po­lice on 4 De­cem­ber to an­swer charges re­lat­ing to an in­ci­dent in which he was al­legedly caught graz­ing his par­ents’ live­stock in a pre­served graz­ing area in the early hours of Sun­day.

He said the sus­pect al­legedly set dogs on the com­mu­nity polic­ing mem­bers who had gone to the pre­served graz­ing area to ap­pre­hend him.

He said although the sus­pect ran away from po­lice, his par­ents brought him to Roma Po­lice Sta­tion the fol­low­ing day to face charges.

“The first charge is mov­ing with live­stock in the night as this con­tra­vened Stock Theft Act 2003, sec­tion 10 which pro­hibits peo­ple from mov­ing around with live­stock at night.

“The sec­ond charge is de­feat­ing the ends of jus­tice by re­fus­ing to cor­po­rate with both com­mu­nity polic­ing mem­bers and po­lice of­fi­cers.

“The third charge is run­ning away from the po­lice of­fi­cers and this charge is in ac­cor­dance with Pe­nal Code 2010 sec­tion 89 read with sec­tion 109,” Supt Molefe said.

Supt Molefe praised the sus­pect’s par­ents for re­fus­ing to “con­done crime re­gard­less of who com­mits it”.

“We urge all par­ents to stop pro­tect­ing their chil­dren when they are on the wrong side of the law,” he said.

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