Rehoboth CEO arrested for child maintenance

29 Nov 2016 10:40am
REHOBOTH, 29 NOV (NAMPA) – Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rehoboth Town Council, Christoph |Uirab was Friday morning arrested at his home in the Hardap town for outstanding child maintenance.
A warrant of arrest was issued in Swakopmund against him for allegedly failing to appear in the maintenance court.
According to court records, |Uirab is allegedly in arrears of N.dollars 60 000.
He on Friday appeared in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court in front of Magistrate Salome Bampton and indicated that he will obtain a private lawyer. Public Prosecutor Leonard Mateus proposed that the accused appear in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
|Uirab, however, indicated he will need reasonable time to obtain a lawyer and search for proof of payment he made towards the child maintenance order he appeared for.
He said he has given money to the mother of the child and should only be in arrears of N.dollars 8 000.
The town CEO said he can only afford a bail of N.dollars 1 000. The State recommended a bail of N.dollars 30 000 and the court set the bail at N.dollars 15 000.
He posted bail of N.dollars 15 000, was released and warned to appear in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on 09 December 2016.
The case was registered at the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court Maintenance Office.