Pionierspark fuel station robbery suspect denied bail

24 Nov 2015 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 24 NOV (NAMPA) – The man who handed himself over to the police in connection with the robbery at the Total Pionierspark fuel station in Windhoek last week, was denied bail in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court Tuesday.
Leonard Niilenge and two others allegedly robbed the fuel station of N.dollars 170 000 last Monday.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) said in a media statement issued on Monday that the suspect surrendered at about 09h30 on Monday.
Niilenge made his first court appearance before Magistrate Muchali Jermaine Muchali, while Prosecutor Erastus Etutale represented the State.
Nillenge told the court that he will hire a private defence lawyer.
The suspect was remanded in custody and the case was postponed to 24 February 2016 for further investigation and for the accused to obtain legal representation.
The police on Monday appealed to the other two suspects to follow suit and surrender, because if they do not do so, the Namibian Police Force will continue to hunt them.
Although a few shots were fired between the suspects and the owner of the service station, no one was injured.
The police earlier said that all three suspects were out on bail for previous crimes ranging from house breaking to armed robbery.