Tuesday , July 27 2021

Bangladeshi, policemen who were involved in theft of plasma

In the first issue, the state states that on September 20, 2018, Bangladeshi, Moshair Hossain and Mustafa Kamai Sajib, special police officers Abednico Mothaba, Zimbabwe Joseph Kateya, smashed followers of Lazarus Bhebhe, Kabo Ngwenya, Khumo Tibo, Edwin Serem and Chase Mehlwa Tshelele in Nihama Pty Ltd's warehouse in Francistown and stole plasma televisions and other valuables in the amount of P215,500.

By the second indictment, the state states that the accused acted together and entered the repository belonging to Super Life Trademark in Francistown, where on October 9th he stole the TV series Black Super Life and other P157,800 televised televisions.

The Accused also allegedly entered the Nihama Warehouse on October 31 and stole various merchandise, including television kits and other assets worth P45,900.

Korajir is the director of Zobeda Investments, which sells various television and other electronic products, and Sajib is the director of Opsherha Enterprises, which specializes in selling various electronic products.

On Tuesday, Hossain, 51, and Sajib, 38, through his attorneys Wada Nfila and Mbiganyi Mhizha, sent an urgent bail for justice to Gaolapelwe Ketlogetswe.

The bail request decision was postponed on Wednesday morning, but it was postponed until Wednesday afternoon.

Nfila, who spoke on behalf of the two accused, asked the court to approve the accused bail because they were only detained for the charges.

He stated that the accused should be considered innocent until proven guilty, adding that the prosecution has no concrete evidence against them.

"The applicant's request is reserved. The state is only armed with objections because we have not received testimony. Two applicants reside in Botswana

for 12 and 18 years. They have school children, women and businesses who will suffer if they are held in prison permanently. They only eat haleal food that is not insured in jail, "Nfila said.

He added that Hossain is a diabetic who requires special nutrition that is not insured in prison.

"The state has failed to give a time frame when it comes to completing its investigations." Our clients will suffer more prejudice if they continue to be trapped by the date the state completes its investigations, which are currently unknown, and our clients are ready to provide bailouts to ensure they are present meetings, when required. Please allow the accused to approve the bail for the above reasons, "Nfila said.

However, State Attorney Oded Kahengwa pooh said what the defenders said.

He told the court that the time was not ripe to allow the appellants to approve the bail because investigations on these issues are still at the beginning.

"We still need to recover some stolen goods that are said to be in Zimbabwe and Zambia, some of the stolen property was found in the custody of two applicants, and we still need to record statements from some of the witnesses who are also employees of the two applicants," Kahengwa said.

Kahengwa added, "So giving the indictment bail can potentially endanger our investigation, so we are afraid that the accused will run away and will not be tried if they are granted bail because they face very serious accusations."

The other defendants in the case did not apply for a bail and are also in custody.

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