Pakistani man in court for car theft
Posted by: Admin1 in Cracking News, local news January 24, two thousand seventeen 0 two hundred thirty six Views
A forty two year-old Pakistani man Asif Mahnood Naeem who presently resides at Maseru West shortly appeared before the Maseru Magistrate Court charged with stealing two vehicles from South Africa.
According to the charge in count one, Naeem is alleged to have unlawfully and intentionally stole a motor vehicle, Nissan X-Trail that was in lawful possession of Motor Finance Corporation of Nedbank during an incident that happened at Van Riebeeck Street Kuillsviver in Cape Town, South Africa sometime in November two thousand fifteen and brought the vehicle to Maseru West where he stays.
He is alternatively charged with contravening the provisions of Section three (1) of Motor Vehicle Theft Act No. Thirteen of two thousand in that he allegedly stole or received a vehicle (Nissan X-Trail) knowing well that it had been stolen from Motor Finance Corporation of Nedbank in Cape Town.
In count two, Naeem is charged with fraud in contravention of section sixty eight (1) read with section one hundred nine of the penal code act no. Six of two thousand ten in that he misrepresented to ‘Mats’iu Makuetje and or the Traffic Commissioner or the Motor Finance Corporation of Nedbank and South African Police Services as prejudiced parties that the same Nissan that was introduced to the Traffic Commissioner’s office or at registering authority for registration had been duly, regularly and lawfully purchased at Group one Nissan CNR Botha Cape Town and cleared by South African police service.
The charge also stated that Naeem failed to expose that such a vehicle had in fact not been duly, regularly and lawfully purchased and cleared by South African police service with the intention that the representees should act upon the misrepresentation or non-disclosure to their detriment.
In count three, Naeem is alleged to have received another vehicle Mercedez Benz C200 he knew was stolen from lawful possession of BMW Financial Services in Cape Town during an incident that happened on January 11, two thousand sixteen at Stadium Area.
After his charges were read and explained to him, Naeem asked for bail through his legal representative Advocate Nzema which was granted on conditions that he pays a deposit of M2,000, that he does not temper with crown witnesses and attend remands on set dates.
The court also ordered Naeem not to interfere with police investigations and further that he should re-appear before court on February 07, two thousand seventeen when the court shall set the hearing date for his trial.
The case is before Magistrate Moroke Mokhesi.