Death row inmate�s attorney fails to impress CoA


An attorney for death row inmate Patrick Gabaakanye has pleaded for mercy from the Court of Appeal (CoA) saying that a death penalty was too harsh for his client.

Yesterday before the bench of three judges, Martin Dingake argued that Gabaakanye was convicted purely based on circumstantial evidence.

The 55-year-old Gabaakanye was convicted and sentenced to death by the High Court in 2014 for the murder of an elderly couple at Ga-Mosu Lands in 2010 that left an old blind man dead and his wife wounded.

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This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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