25 Sep 2017 13:40pm
WINDHOEK, 25 SEP (NAMPA) Former Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) acting Chief Administrator, Walter Haseb and former NSC Development Officer, Yvonne Nande were on Monday each granted bail of N.dollars 40 000.
The duo was granted bail on Monday by Windhoek Magistrate Vanessa Stanley at the end of their successful formal bail application which they brought before court last month.
The bail was granted with strict conditions in that the two must report every Friday between 08h00 and 17h00 to the Okahandja Police Station.
The accused were also ordered to hand over their passports to the police and to not apply for other travel documents.
In addition, the two are not allowed to leave Namibia without first seeking permission of the police investigating officers.
Public Prosecutor Andreas Joseph, who appeared for the State during bail application, unsuccessfully objected to the granting of bail on the grounds that the two may interfere with police investigations by making contact with State witnesses.
Another reason was that the accused persons might abscond from Namibia to other countries in efforts to evade prosecution because the State has a prima facie strong case against them.
When Nampa left the Windhoek Magistrates Court building at about 12h00, friends and family members of the accused were seen making arrangements for the payment of bail.
Haseb and Nande were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on 26 July 2017 on charges of corruptly using their offices or positions for personal gain or gratification.
The two are accused of misappropriating N.dollars 4.5 million in 2016.
Haseb resigned from the NSC on 28 December 2016, while Nande resigned at a later stage.
NSA Chief Administrator, Freddy Mwiya last month said his office has been working with the ACC for some time as they were investigating some financial irregularities at the commission.
Privately-instructed defence lawyers Vetu Uanivi and Amoomo Kadhila represented Haseb and Nande during their successful bail bids.