Alleged rapist teacher granted N$7000 bail

02 Dec 2015 11:50am
WINDHOEK, 02 DEC (NAMPA) – The teacher accused of raping a primary school learner in the capital between May and October this year, has been granted bail.
The 34-year-old Patrick Geingob was on Tuesday granted bail of N.dollars 7 000 by Windhoek Magistrate Alvinia Gawanas following a successful formal bail application, which was brought before court by his privately-instructed defence lawyer, Garth Joseph.
The bail was granted with stringent bail conditions in that Geingob should not make direct or indirect contact with the family of the complainant or the complainant herself.
He was also ordered not to come near the premises of the People's Primary School in Katutura unless to do so with the permission and in the company of the police investigating officer dealing with his alleged rape case.
As part of the bail conditions, Geingob was further ordered to hand over his passport to the investigating officer and not to apply for any travelling documentation once free on bail.
He must also report himself to the Katutura Police Station on Mondays every week between 07h00 and 19h00.
Geingob was initially denied bail when he first appeared in court on 26 October 2015 due to the seriousness and complexity of the rape charge he is facing.
The accused teacher turned himself in to the police on 23 October 2015 upon hearing that he is being investigated by the police.
He was arrested by members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Gender-Based Violence Investigation Unit (GBVIU) in connection with the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl of the People’s Primary School.
The accused allegedly raped the girl repeatedly between May and October this year.
Prosecutor Maria Andimba represented the State during the bail hearing.
The case was remanded until 11 December this year for the completion of the police investigations.
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