Namibia hip-hop artist Jericho to appear in court on Thursday

21 Aug 2013 02:20
WINDHOEK, 21 AUG (NAMPA) - Namibian hip-hop artist Jerome ‘Jericho’ Gawanab, who faces charges of assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, is expected to make another appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court on Thursday.
A summary of substantial facts contained in the charge-sheet indicate that Gawanab was arrested on 10 July this year after he allegedly assaulted Windhoek resident Edward ‘Webster’ Snewe in Katutura on 05 July this year.
The accused allegedly assaulted Snewe by kicking the victim on the head, and all over his body.
The 33-year-old Gawanab, winner of the 2011 Male Artist of The Year crown, made his first appearance in the same court along Mungunda Street on 12 July this year.
His case was then postponed to 22 August for further police investigations, and to allow him to obtain the services of a private defence lawyer to defend him during future court proceedings.
He previously appeared before Windhoek Magistrate Conchita Olivier.
Gawanab is free on bail of N.dollars 500.
He appeared in person then, while Public Prosecutor Menencia Hinda handled the State's case.
Meanwhile, in August 2011, Gawanab faced a similar offence after he was arrested by members of the Windhoek City Police and taken to the Windhoek Central Police Station, where he was booked in for allegedly attacking his girlfriend, Helena Ngaifiwa.
At the time, Khomas Regional Crimes’ Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Silvanus Nghishidimbwa confirmed to the media that a criminal case (WCR687/08/2011) was opened against the award-winning musician, in which he was also charged with assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm, as well as malicious damage to property.