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Suspected poachers remanded in custody

SHARE   |   Monday, 26 February 2018   |   By Solomon Tjinyeka
Suspected poachers remanded in custody

Five men aged between 27 and 49 appeared before Magistrate Venetia Moruakgomo in Maun on Tuesday on a single count of unlawful possession of elephant tusks. The accused, who are three Zambians from Livingstone and two Batswana from Nokaneng village, were remanded in custody until their bail hearing on March 06. According to the charge sheet, the men were allegedly caught at Setata Veterinary cordon fence gate in possession of 11 pieces of elephant tusks. The suspects were caught when travelling from Gumare to Maun following a police tip off. Meanwhile in another incident, The Botswana Meat Commission BMC, human Resources Officer in Maun, Victor Sefemo (39) was given conditional bail on Tuesday. Sefemo allegedly assaulted Kegalale Manyeo at Riverside in Maun last Sunday. He is alleged to have used fists and a metal rod to assault the victim. Moruakgomo ordered Sefemo not to come anywhere near his victim's home or her  workplace. He was also ordered not to temper with evidence and to report on Friday at the police station. Sefemo is scheduled to appear before the court on March 8.