Jonas's docket now with allocated judge

01 Nov 2016 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 01 NOV (NAMPA) – Namibian amateur boxer Junius Jonas is yet to appear in court, almost two months after his arrest on rape charges in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Jonas was released into the custody of the Namibian Embassy in Brazil while awaiting his next appearance in court.
The Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) said in a media statement issued Tuesday Jonas’s legal team has filed an application to set aside the arrest and preliminary hearing proceedings.
“The files are currently with the docket allocated judge and the parties are awaiting a decision by the judge as to how the matter will be further dealt with,” it said.
The NNOC said the prosecution has indicated that it will oppose the application.
The boxer, who was part of the Namibian team at the 2016 Olympics Games in that country, maintains his innocence.
He was allowed to compete in his scheduled fight after being released from jail.
Jonas was defeated by Hassan Amzile of France in the preliminary round of their light welterweight fight.