Kenosi Applies for Bail

| April 2, 2015

Daniel Kenosi, who was last week arrested on charges related to cybercrime and computer crimes, will apply for bail before Chief Magistrate Linah Mokibe-Oahile of Village Magistrate Court on Thursday (April 2).

The court did not listen to Kenosi’s bail application today (April 1) because the state said it was not in a position to argue because it was served with bail application papers very late the previous day.

Assistant Superintendent Lentlhabetse Willie of Broadhurst Police Station told the court that he was not in a position to argue the matter because he had not filed anything before the court though he opposed the application.

In addition, ASP Willie told the court that arguments raised by the defence on its bail application had already been dealt with by the court on March 27 when the accused was arraigned. He therefore said the best approach was for the accused to seek recourse from the High Court by appealing the lower court’s decision.

However, Mr Lore Morapedi of Lore Morapedi Attorneys said it was within the law that the accused could still come before the same court and apply for bail, noting that since the accused was not represented in his last appearance, he could have made representation, which might have been interpreted as applying for bail.

After listening to the two sides’ submissions, Magistrate Mokibe-Oahile then ordered the state to file its replying arguments the same day and also informed the two parties to come for oral arguments on April 2.

Kenosi was arrested on March 24 after appearing for mention at Village Magistrate Court on two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and failure to report the accident, contrary to the Road Traffic Act. The offences were committed on September 28, 2014.

In his latest arrest, Kenosi is charged for unlawful distribution of pornographic or obscene material contrary to Section 16 of the Cybercrime and Computer Related Crimes Act. He is also facing a criminal defamation charge contrary to Section 192 of Penal Code in Francistown.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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