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King William's Town police welcome sentences handed to kidnapping and murder trio

Mar 11, 2019
King William's Town police welcome sentences handed to kidnapping and murder trio

King William's Town Police Station Commander, Colonel Nomvuyo Mrwebi, welcomed the conviction of three murder suspects by the King William's Town Regional Court.

"The three suspects - Mohammed Yasin, Loyiso Nkohla and Sheik Irfan, were arrested following the inquest case that was opened for investigation in January 2017," said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"This is after a body was found by the community member under the bridge at Westdrive, King William's Town in January 2017."

Capt Mawisa said that the inquest was opened for investigation and local Detectives followed the information they received and the case was later changed to murder and kidnapping.

"Thorough investigation led police to the arrest of the three suspects in February 2017 and appeared at the King William's Town Magistrate's Court. The bail was successfully denied and were remanded in custody since then."

Suspects appearanced before King William's Town courts for murder and kidnapping

The three men appeared several times at the court and the case was transferred to the Regional Court in June 2017 and where they made several appearances for trial.

"They were convicted and sentenced to four years for kidnapping and life imprisonment for murder at King William's Town Magistrate Court on Thursday.

Colonel Mrwebi commended the work done by Detective Sergeant Tabatha to ensure the conviction of these suspects.

She also thanked the community for sharing valuable information that led to the arrest.

"Without the information we would not be arrested these suspects," she added.

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