A 30-year-old man who is charged with house breaking and theft was yet again nabbed by the police for allegedly setting Tutume Police office which had some exhibits for his case on fire.
Boitumelo Taboka of Senete village allegedly torched the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) station in the early hours of Thursday morning destroying files, exhibits and other property which was inside the building.
The young man was later arrested some few hours later at Tutume bus rank while trying to board a bus to Francistown.
A close source at Tutume Police revealed that Taboka, who is a former security guard based at Dagwi village, allegedly burnt the offices while on bail for a house breaking case.
He revealed that the fi re destroyed files and some exhibits which include dagga and electronic equipments.
“The man has caused a serious problem for us here in Tutume and there is likelihood that a number of cases would be withdrawn because of the destroyed exhibits,” said the officer.
Meanwhile Senior Superintendent, Alakanani Makobo who is the officer commanding for District No 1 confirmed the incident and revealed that they were holding someone in connection with the fire.
“The suspected arsonist was nabbed and appeared before a Masunga Magistrate early this week,” Makobo said.
While the police have not yet assessed the damaged caused by the suspect, Makobo said the inferno was a draw back for the police department especially in Tutume since files and exhibits which include the one seized from Taboka were all burnt.