Former NamPol Drug Unit boss in court on Wednesday

15 Apr 2014 14:30pm
WINDHOEK, 15 APR (NAMPA) - A former unit commander of the Namibian Police Force’s (NamPol) Drug Law Enforcement Unit, who was arrested in January this year for the alleged theft of exhibits from the drug unit, will make another court appearance on Wednesday.
The arrested Chief Inspector, Freddie Basson, is scheduled to make another appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court on a charge of alleged theft of exhibits from the Drug Law Enforcement Unit’s safe.
The items he allegedly stole are cocaine valued at N.dollars 1 million, two video cameras valued at N.dollars 9 000 and cash money in the amount of N.dollars 21 650, which were allegedly in police possession.
Basson's theft case was on 17 February 2014 postponed to 16 April this year, as police investigations into the matter were then still at the initial stage.
He was arrested on 23 January 2014 and made a first court appearance on 24 January 2014. He was refused bail for fear that he might interfere with police investigations.
However, Basson was later released on bail of N.dollars 40 000 after he brought a successful formal bail application before court through his private defence lawyer Milton Engelbrecht.
The bail was granted on condition that he must report himself at the Drug Law Enforcement Unit’s offices between 08h00 and 17h00 each day of the week, from Monday to Friday.
Basson previously appeared before Windhoek Magistrate Justine Asino, while Public Prosecutor Henry Muhongo appeared for the State at the time.