Aggrieved DCEC officer, wife lose unlawful detention case

DCEC Headquaters PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
DCEC Headquaters PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Filing court papers out of time has cost a Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) staff officer, Tsholofelo Bareetsi and his wife Pleasure Bareetsi.

The couple was suing the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) and Botswana Police Service (BPS) for (Tsholofelo) Bareetsi’s unlawful arrest and detention in June last year.

Delivering the judgment on the matter on Thursday, Lobatse High Court Judge Matlhogonolo Phuthego said the couple brought the application on urgency, therefore, cannot subsequently be seen dragging their feet towards the application without any justifiable cause.

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