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Moshoke’s cheque fraud case referred to the High Court

KOKETSO KGOBOGE
Elliot Moshoke PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
PALAPYE: Elliot Moshoke, an entrepreneur also renowned as the fearless bodyguard for the Umbrella for Democratic Change president Duma Boko appeared before the Palapye Magistrate’s Court Tuesday charged with fraud and resisting arrest.

According to the charge sheet, on the first count of a cheque fraud, on February 12, 2009 at Palapye village Moshoke allegedly issued a cheque in the names of Jaone Sebina to the value of P16, 850 when he knew that he did not have sufficient funds in his Stanbic Bank account, which was referred to the drawer.

On the second count, the accused was charged with resisting lawful arrest in Palapye on February 22, 2009, by one inspector L. Moses being a police officer who at the time was in due execution of his duty. 

Moshoke asked for the plea to be reserved. Comfort Dubani who was holding a brief for attorney Tshekiso Tshekiso represented him. Dubani requested that the matter be referred to the High Court as per their prearrangement with the prosecution.

Prosecuting officer from the Department of Public Prosecution, Lebogang Modipane confirmed the prearrangement. She said they have

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no problem with the matter being referred to the High Court for determination of criminal standing. 

Magistrate Kesego Alstaard referred the matter to the High Court as per the request and agreement of the defendant and the prosecution. 

Moshoke rose to prominence for his brave character when he took on the then feared former spy chief Isaac Kgosi. Kgosi laid a threat to kill complaint against Moshoke at Extension II Magistrate Court, which he later withdrew. 

The bodyguard was alleged to have threatened to kill the former Directorate of Intelligence and Security boss after he suspected his master, Boko, was been targeted by the spy agency. He had allegedly promised bloodbath among families of those that would be responsible for anything that would have happened to his principal. Last month, the prosecutors stated that Kgosi had submitted for the withdrawal of the case.



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