Friday, April 01, 2022

Notorious Elsies River gangster sentenced to 12 years imprisonment

A notorious gang member in Elsies River, Romano Abrahams, was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment in the Parow regional Court.

‘’The accused was arrested on the 8th of September 2020 for the possession of a prohibited firearm. Members were doing patrols when they spotted the suspect in Snarebrook Road, Epping Forest. As they were approaching, he attempted to escape and dropped a firearm. The suspect was apprehended and the firearm was seized. Detective Sergeant Brooks started investigating and built a strong case against him which he presented before the Parow Regional court,’’ said the police’s Ndakhe Gwala.

The 25-year-old was sentenced on the 25th of March. Western Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt. Gen., Thembisile Patekile, says Abrahams sentence should come as a warning to other gang members.

‘’We trust that this sentence will send a strong message that gangs and their violent behaviour will not be tolerated in our communities. (I) commend Detective Sergeant Brooks and the Elsies River SAPS detectives at large, for their strong drive and tenacity in the fight against gangsterism which resulted in a successful conviction of a notorious gang members in Elsies River.’’

 

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Done By: Mitchum George

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