Man flees Mochudi courtroom
01 Mar 2023
Law enforcement officers are looking for a man aged 29 years who fled a Mochudi courtroom at 11:50am in on Monday.
Mochudi Police Station commander, Superintendent Joel Masilo said in an interview that the Zimbabwean national, Tafadzwa Sibanda escaped custody of prison officers while his trial was underway.
According to the police, the accused managed to escape after the restraints were removed from his legs, a requirement under law during any trial proceedings.
He said the accused claimed to be needing to use a toilet, but when the officers tried to put back the restraints, he ran for his dear life.
The accused was appearing for commencement of his trial that involved a car theft and had been imprisoned at first offenders’ prison in Gaborone since last year.
Supt Masilo appealed to public members to be vigilant as the accused, who is dark in complexion, short and slender, might resort to violence.
“We urge the public to be vigilant and exercise extra caution because this man can be dangerous,” he said.
Police also appeal to the public to assist in looking Sibanda and contact them on 999 or 5777222. Ends
Source : BOPA
Author : Mmoniemang Motsamai
Location : MOCHUDI
Event : Interview
Date : 01 Mar 2023