Crime & Courts

Man up for wife’s attempted murder

Nthatuoa Koeshe

LEBOHANG Ramonne (32) from Thaba-Tseka was on 24 May this year denied bail by the Thaba-Tseka Magistrate’s Court where he had appeared facing attempted murder of his wife.

Mr Ramonne will not return to court on 6 June this year for trial.

According to the police spokesperson, Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli, Mr Ramonne attacked his wife with a sword on 5 May accusing her of frequenting her parents’ home.

His wife was admitted at the hospital where she is being treated of severe injuries.

Meanwhile, a 33-year-old Lithoteng man, Monyane Selisane, will spend the next five years in prison after he failed to raise a M5000 fine for the illegal possession of a 7.65 millimetre firearm and ammunition.

Mr Selisane was dragged to the Maseru Magistrates’ Court on 24 May and he was found guilty of the illegal possession of a 7.65 millimetre firearm and its ammunition.

The magistrate had initially given Mr Selisane an option to pay M5000 fine but he failed to raise the amount and was jailed.

It was the state’s case that Mr Selisane was on 22 May this year found in possession of an unlicensed gun during one of the police’s stop and search operations.

During the same operation, Supt Mopeli said the police also recovered two guns namely a 9 millimetre with one live bullet and a 7.65 millimetre gun with one live bullet.

He said the police also found a money safe, a voice recorder, two laptops, two iPads, a bold cutter, a knife, an AK47 bayonet and two Vodacom sim cards. In connection with the theft of the said goods, the police also arrested four men who will soon appear in court after the investigations have been completed.

Supt Mopeli also encouraged some victims of theft to visit the Maseru Central Police Station to identify their goods.

In an unrelated matter, a 35-year-old man from Ha-Seoli appeared before the Maseru Magistrates’ Court facing charges of robbing a Chinese businessman of M2 million cash.

According to the police, the businessman was on his way to the bank when he was robbed of M2 00 600.

Supt Mopeli said investigations led the police to the suspect who was found in possession of M40 000 cash. Another M50 000 which he had used to purchase some land was also recovered.

He said the police are also on the lookout for 10 other suspects, among them seven South Africans and three Basotho.

“During the robbery, the businessman shot one of the suspects but he still managed to flee,” Supt Mopeli said.

He urged the public to report to the police if they see anyone with a gunshot wound who did not seek medical assistance at their local hospital.

 

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