No bail for cops arrested for Olyeta shop robbery
29 Mar 2016 12:50pm
WINDHOEK, 29 MAR (NAMPA) - Two police officers arrested on 22 March 2016 in connection with the alleged robbery at the Olyeta China shop in the Okuryangava residential area in Katutura, have been refused bail.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officers Salatiel Paulus and Daniel Hangula (ages not provided) were refused bail when they made their first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court along Mungunda Street on Thursday last week.
The two appeared before Windhoek Magistrate Desiree Kamboua.
Court documents availed to Nampa on Tuesday show that Public Prosecutor Fillemon Nyau strongly objected to the granting of bail due to the serious nature and complexity of the case as well as on the grounds that the police investigations into the alleged robbery case were still at an initial stage.
The duo was informed to each bring a formal bail application before court if they want to be released on bail.
The case has been remanded until 04 April this year in order to allow the two to make arrangements and instruct their privately-instructed Windhoek-based defence lawyer Kadhila Amoomo of the Sisa Namandje law firm to lodge their formal bail applications before court.
Earlier reports carried by the local English daily 'The Namibian newspaper' on 23 March this year quoted NamPol spokesperson, Inspector Slogan Matheus as saying one police officer was apprehended by the public. He is a constable at the Katutura Police Station.
It is alleged that a group of five police officers were involved in the alleged robbery incident, and three are still on the run.
All suspects are known to NamPol.