Thieves invade family and kill boy, 16

Thieves invade family and kill boy, 16


University of Botswana lecturer, Oduronke Temitope Eyitayo, fought back tears of grief this week as she told of how her family was trying to find solace after her teenage son was recently slain by thieves.

The 54-year old grieving mother was too emotional to discuss details of her son’s death but before she could close the gate to her yard after a brief interview with The Voice, Eyitato said she hoped the police would do their job before the culprits killed someone else.

“My son was buried here in Gaborone last week and I’m sorry my family and I are still grieving, and we cannot give any further details. This has been a very sad loss for us and we can only pray and hope that the police do their job before somebody else falls victim,” she said before closing the gate.

According to the police, 16-year old Elisha Jesulayomi, a first year University of Botswana student was stabbed by the two thieves who then robbed the family of a cellphone, laptop and other household equipment.

“He was certified dead upon arrival at Princess Marina Hospital. No one has been arrested in connection with the murder and we’re appealing to members of the public to come forth with any information they may have on the matter,” Senior Superintendent Near Bagali of the Police Public Relations Unit told The Voice this week.

On the night of the incident at around 2am, the thieves are alleged to have broken into the Nigerian family’s house in Village through the bathroom window which was not closed.

The previous night a Chinese man, Li Yun Long (37), was also robbed by two thieves in Mogoditshane who stole an android cellphone worth P3000-00 and P6000-00 worth of cash.

Another Mogoditshane victim who was robbed on the same night, Kehumile Kgonkwe(38) was robbed of assorted airtime vouchers worth P150 000, a cellphone and cash worth P750-00.

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