Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Three Suspects In AKA Murder Case
The investigation into AKA’s murder has taken a surprising twist as three suspects who were reportedly linked to the murder of AKA’s friend, Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane, have been released and had their charges dropped.
According to Annelene van den Heever, the suspects’ advocate, the trio was released in the middle of the night on Wednesday and have since gone into hiding due to threats on their lives.
“The three suspects who were released by the police have gone into hiding. This is because there have been threats to their lives,” she said.
Annelene van den Heever, who is notable for her representation of self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri, has criticized the police for the unlawful detention of her clients and for failing to produce them in court on Wednesday.
She further alleges that her clients were only given access to an attorney for the first time on Wednesday.
“Police have leaked information about them being arrested for AKA’s murder, but they are saying nothing to us. My clients don’t know what is going on,” she was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, contrary to reports circulating alleging that five suspects were arrested in connection with the murder of AKA and Tibz, it has emerged that it was actually four suspects who were arrested.
One of four suspects is due to appear in the Durban magistrate’s court on a carjacking charge. He was set to appear in court on Thursday.
Police On The Release Of AKA’s Alleged Killers
The police have maintained their denial of any arrests related to AKA and Tibz’s shooting incident.
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According to sources in KwaZulu-Natal, the men in custody have not been connected to the murders, but investigators are still determining if they are involved in other criminal activities.
Meanwhile, Colonel Robert Netshiunda, the KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, has urged the media to refrain from reporting unverified information regarding the ongoing investigation into AKA’s murder.