Murder charge hangs over CID officer

A Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer at the Mahalapye Police Station could soon find himself in court facing a murder charge, as prosecutors are reported to be fine-tuning the case against him.

Police have confirmed that the officer appeared for an inquest hearing on April 16 in connection with the shooting death of Aupa Elias, who died following an alleged car chase in Mahalapye in the wee hours of September 11, 2012. 

According to documents seen by Mmegi, on the night of the shooting, Elias and his friend were driving a vehicle in Mahalapye when they noticed a Toyota Hilux approaching them from behind. 

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