Cops fined for illegally deporting Ugandans

Timothy Yamin and Musa Mohammed Isabirye. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Timothy Yamin and Musa Mohammed Isabirye. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: Two police officers who played a role in the recent illegal deportation of two Ugandan refugees, were on Tuesday found guilty of contempt of court and fined P3,000 or six months in jail.

The two Ugandans were booted out of the country under controversial circumstances recently, as the High Court had issued an order barring their deportation, pending the finalisation of a legal case the duo was waging in pursuit of staying in Botswana.

In the wake of the deportation, lawyers representing the Ugandans demanded that the High Court find the commissioners of the Botswana Police Service and Prisons and Rehabilitation, five police officers and an immigration officer, guilty of  contempt of court and make them face imprisonment.

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