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Suspect throws hot oil on police officers

Leungo Mokgwathi

” The oil wasn’t even that hot” – Bogosi

Kopong Police have reportedly opened a case against a 43-year-old man for allegedly splashing hot cooking oil on police officers who were in his pursuit.

The officers met their fate when they allegedly turned up at Letsweletse Bogosi’s home in Kopong on May 25th, after his partner Omphile Brown, 41, reported him for assault.

Reliable sources have informed this publication that when Bogosi saw the officers, he locked himself in his house, and when they kicked down the door, he threw hot cooking oil on them.

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While the Kopong Police Post Commander has denied the truth of the allegations, the suspect on the other hand has confirmed them in an interview with this publication.

His came as a plea for help against the Police for the assault charge laid against him.

“Although my girlfriend has tried to drop the assault charges, they have refused, and further proceeded to claim that I burnt their officers.”

“I was under attack in my own home, so I mixed chilli and cooking oil that I had used a few minutes before they arrived, and defended myself against the intruders. The oil wasn’t even that hot anyway,” he stressed.

Bogosi was then arrested and released while investigations continued. From the four officers who were at the scene, only one is said to have minor injuries from the attack.

Another source who was concerned for the officer’s wellbeing, revealed that Kopong Police are working overtime to keep the incident under wraps. “The incident happened and everyone at the station knows about it, although it seems they want to ignore it. Unfortunately for them, the injured officer won’t let it rest,” said the concerned citizen.

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The case was scheduled for last week Thursday, but was postponed to a date yet to be announced.

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