Alleged killer cop going on trial in February 2015

26 Mar 2014 11:10am
WINDHOEK, 26 MAR (NAMPA) - Windhoek-based police officer Justin Munsu Simataa, who allegedly killed a man and wounded another one at a nightclub in Khomasdal in 2012, will go on trial in the High Court here next year.
The trial of the 28-year-old alleged killer cop will start in the Windhoek High Court on 09 February, and is set to run until 27 February 2015.
This was said when he made another appearance during a pre-trial for case management purposes before High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo on Tuesday morning.
The trial date was decided upon by State representative Ethel Ndlovu and Simataa's government-appointed defence lawyer Chris Mayumbelo in court on Tuesday.
In the matter, Simataa faces charges of murder, attempted murder, as well as charges that he negligently discharged a firearm and maliciously damaged property.
The accused allegedly killed Congolese national Maelfirmino Fabrice, who was a naturalised Namibian citizen, by shooting him with a pistol at the nightclub on 26 October 2012.
It is further alleged that Simataa shot and wounded Ricky Likando.
Simataa is said to have shot the two men after they allegedly assaulted him in the nightclub.
Fabrice was allegedly shot nine times while seated in a car.
Simataa is free on bail of N.dollars 5 000, and stricter bail conditions have also been imposed on him.
He is now required to report himself to the investigating officer in his case from Mondays to Fridays between 14h00 and 17h00 at the Windhoek Police Station.
He was further ordered not to leave the district of Windhoek without the permission of the investigating officer.