Rapist bribes victim with M10
A 59 year old man was expected to appear before the Quthing Magistrate for sexually abusing a 10 years girl. Police reports indicate that on October 4, 2020 the man called the young girl indicating that she should come and help him with irrigation. When the child arrived he took her into his house and abused her sexually. The man is reported to have given the girl M10 ordering her not to report the incident but the girl reported to her family and the man was arrested four days later. The report further states that the suspect is married with children.
SA duo nabbed with fake rands
Teboho Molaoli, 33, from South Africa Manyatseng and Thuso Ts’oaeli, 33, also from South Africa Botshabelo, appeared before the Maseru Magistrate Court on October 9, 2020, for possessing and using counterfeit SA currency as well as unlicensed firearm. The duo will appear again in court on October 20, 2020 and are awaiting trial in custody.
According to police reports, the pair illegally entered the country next to Mokhethoaneng in Berea and travelled to the capital Maseru where they spent M100 of the said money at one liquor store and proceeded to a Mpesa where they attempted to deposit M1500. It was here that the money was identified as fake and they were arrested after police were alerted. They were also found in possession of a 9mm pistol with 10 bullets.
Man surrenders weapons
A 30 year old man from Semonkong handed over his two unlicensed guns, a 9mm pistol with five rounds of ammunition and a .38special with no bullets. Senior Inspector Mareabetsoe Mofoka indicated that police commended this act further encouraging people illegally possessing firearms to voluntarily surrender them over to police where they will face no charges for same.
Man-hunt on for unknown man
The Police Robbery and Car Theft Detection Squad is looking for a man who is reported to have gone to one car dealing company in Maseru next to Ha Mots’oeneng. Reports indicate that he sped off with a red VW Polo6 vehicle which he had pretended to buy and was test-driving. However the car was later found abandoned at Ha Leqele a few kilometres from the initial scene. The police is therefore asking people who may have leads to the man to report to their nearest police station.
Livestock thefts and recoveries
At least 10 cases of livestock theft were received and only two people were arrested.
At least 4 cows, 7 horses, 2 donkeys, 25 sheep and 7 goats were reported stolen, while 48 cows and 8 goats were recovered. Recovered and unidentified were 21 cows.