Alleged GIPF computer thief goes on trial next year

06 Nov 2013 11:40am
WINDHOEK, 06 NOV (NAMPA) - A former security guard who allegedly stole nine central processing units (CPUs) and a laptop from the Government Institutions’ Pension Fund (GIPF)’s offices in May 2011, will go on trial in April next year.
Simeon Thomas Amulungu, 35, reappeared before Windhoek Magistrate Tuvoye Nuule on Wednesday, and his case was remanded until 07 April 2014 for the purposes of plea and trial.
This was as per agreement reached between Amulungu's defence lawyer Mbanga Siyomuinji and public prosecutor Seredine Jacobs in court this morning.
The accused faces charges of housebreaking with the intent to steal and theft, as well as possession of stolen property.
He is free on bail of N.dollars 2 000, which was also extended until his next court appearance.
According to a summary of substantial facts contained in the charge-sheet, security guards at the GIPF offices reported the theft to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol).
Amulungu was arrested after police officers allegedly spotted him with the equipment.
The value of the stolen equipment was estimated at N.dollars 40 000.