DIS agent, co-accused plead for withdrawal

Accused persons robbed Choppies Supermarket of money amounting to P181,180. 35 using a pistol and knife
Accused persons robbed Choppies Supermarket of money amounting to P181,180. 35 using a pistol and knife

FRANCISTOWN: A Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) agent and five other men implicated in the robbery of Choppies Supermarket at Ngilichi House pleaded with the court on Tuesday to withdraw their charges with liberty to reinstate them.

The state alleges that agent Derrick Masukula, 42, Mogomotsi Thupane, 37, Thato Moatshe, 32, Ronnie Sanana, 41, and Ronald Dipholo, 50, robbed Choppies Supermarket along Haskins Street of money amounting to P181,180. 35 using a pistol and knife on August 1, 2020.

During the robbery, the state alleges that the accused also stole Botswana Telecommunications (BTC) Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards worth P80 and Mascom SIM cards, worth P80. In the second count, the accused are charged with malicious damage to property.

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