Elusive murder suspect still on the run

FRANCISTOWN: Police in Francistown are yet to obtain leads that could result in the arrest of murder accused, Edwin Tefo Samotse, who is suspected to be involved in two escapes from custody.

Samotse hit international headlines last year when he escaped under the watchful eyes of law enforcement officers while being attended to at Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital (NRH) in October. His escape came barely two months after he had been extradited from South Africa, after spending a stint in that country allegedly on the run from the murder charges.

Samotse’s extradition hit the headlines after rights groups in South Africa accused their government of illegally handing him over without securing guarantees that he would not be eligible for the death penalty.  Upon his return, Samotse was initially granted bail, which was revoked after he was arrested allegedly during a bid to return to South Africa.

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