Finnish shooting case postponed

27 Jan 2016 18:40pm
WINDHOEK, 27 JAN (NAMPA) - The case of a Windhoek resident who allegedly shot and killed a Finnish national at a sports bar in Windhoek during a road rage incident in August last year, has been postponed.
The 43-year-old Danne Rodney Shaningwa made another appearance on a charge of murder in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court along Lüderitz Street here on Wednesday morning.
His case was postponed to 25 April this year for further police investigations along with 42 new points of instruction from the Office of Prosecutor-General, Martha Imalwa, which were not carried out by investigating officers due to a bail application hearing lodged by the accused last year.
Shaningwa was again on Wednesday remanded in police custody at the Windhoek Police Station's holding cells along Independence Avenue with no option to post bail, as he was already refused bail at the end of his formal bail application in 2015.
He appeared before Windhoek Magistrate Justine Asino on Wednesday morning.
Public Prosecutor Tatelo Cuthbert Lusepani appeared for the State, while Windhoek-based defence lawyer Vetu Uanivi represented accused Shaningwa.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) arrested Shaningwa on 11 August 2015 after being on the run for almost two days.
It is reported that he allegedly fired nine rounds from his pistol, killing Ronni Marco Kristian Uolevi, 42, at around 00h30 on 09 August 2015.
Uolevi allegedly drove into the back of Shaningwa’s car in front of Joker’s Pizzeria and Sports Bar in Bell Street.
Shaningwa then allegedly got back into his car and drove off after the shooting incident.
Earlier reports by NamPol had it that Shaningwa was arrested at his family home in Windhoek North.
The pistol allegedly used during the incident was also recovered by investigating officers at the time of arrest.
Shaningwa has also identified the place where he hid his vehicle that was involved in the collision with the car belonging to the victim.
The story about the incident made media headlines in Finland, Uolevi’s home country.
(NAMPA)
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