Police Constable Liboche Lesenya was not given a chance to pay fine.
His brother Tšoanelo was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for the role he played in the murder of his sister-in-law ’Mantai Lesenya on November 22, 2008 in Mazenod, Maseru.
In his submission, Advocate Motšei Tlali for the Crown told the court that Liboche never showed any remorse for his action, adding he instead frustrated the delivery of justice by encouraging Tšoanelo to abscond on numerous occasions.
But in mitigation, Liboche’s lawyer, Advocate Tšupane Maieane submitted that his remorseful client never missed a single hearing and cooperated with the Crown throughout the trial.
Similarly, Tšoanelo’s lawyer Adv Christopher Lephuthing showed that his client was misguided when he committed the crime at the age of 22, adding he even pleaded guilty to show his remorse.
But Adv Tlali said as a police officer, Liboche should have known better and not taken the law unto his own hands.