Five suspects were arrested during the early hours of Wednesday in Logageng village by a multi-disciplinary team for the alleged murders of Constable Simon Ngakaemang Ntsekeletsa (50) and Sergeant Mojalefa Horatius Molete (42) , who were stationed at Mareetsane police station.
On 26 July 2021 around 9pm, the two police officers were patrolling with a state vehicle when they came across a vehicle loaded with suspected stolen goats.They could not be reached on both their phones and police radio. The following day community members alerted the police of blood stains on the road leading to police station. When they got to the scene they found a knife and a police badge belonging to one of the deceased and a second badge was found near Mareetsane road.
The team and managed to trace and arrest the five suspects who were allegedly found in possession of a 9mm pistol which was taken from the slain police officers. A hammer, clothing with suspected blood stains and a vehicle have been seized for further investigation.
Meanwhile the National Head of the Hawks Lieutenant General Godfrey Lebeya expressed deepest condolences to the families: “We certainly hope that the families of our fallen police officers would find comfort in the arrest of suspects and look forward to successful prosecution on these criminal acts”.
The suspects will make their first appearance on 30 July 2021 in Ganyesa Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder, malicious damage to property and possession of a stolen firearm.