31 Jul 2013 06:20
WINDHOEK, 31 JUL (NAMPA) - The case of three men who were arrested in February this year for the alleged murder of an International University of Management (IUM) student in August last year, has been remanded until the end of next month.
Shadino Bowe, 23, Llewelyn Beukes, 22, and Wildrew Visagie, 22, made another appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court in Katutura on Wednesday when they were informed that their case was being postponed to 28 August in order to allow the police investigating officer to bring the docket of the case before court.
The three, who are all free on bail of N.dollars 5 000 each, appeared before Windhoek Magistrate Alpha Haihambo.
The late IUM student, Eliakim Kandali Inane, was killed in the Otjomuise area between 02 and 04 August last year.
The trio was granted bail on 29 May this year at the end of their formal joint bail application hearing.
That bail was granted with some conditions in that the three accused men must report themselves at the Wanaheda Police Station on Mondays and Fridays between 08h00 and 16h00 every week.
On 06 May this year and during the hearing of their formal bail application, the three accused persons each vehemently denied any knowledge and involvement in the incident.
We have no knowledge of the alleged killing incident at all. We know nothing about this incident. We will never run away from Namibia to other neighbouring countries if we are granted bail, because we did nothing wrong, said the three men in their evidence-in-chief at the time.
They also told the court that they will each offer a plea of not guilty to all four charges - murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, malicious damage to property and attempting to obstruct the course of justice - when the trial proper begins.
Windhoek-based defence lawyers Boris Isaaks, James Diedericks and Milton Engelbrecht are representing the three men.
Public Prosecutor Fatima Mendonsa represented the State on Wednesday.
NamPol's Khomas Regional Crime Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Sylvanus Nghishidimbwa said at the time that the victim's body was cut, and the police found blood and razors near it.