Investigations into Westlane armed robbery not yet complete

26 Jan 2018 13:50pm
WINDHOEK, 26 JAN (NAMPA) - Investigations into the case of six foreign nationals arrested in November last year in connection with an armed robbery of a G4S security guard at Westlane Lifestyle Centre in Windhoek, are not yet complete.
The six accused made a second appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court on Friday morning, when their armed robbery case was remanded until 27 March to allow the police investigating team enough time to complete their investigations.
The six men, Kubeka Mthokozisi, Lukas Ndlovu, Khumalo Martin, Shane Moyo, Vusi David, and Mguni Pumuzile were once again remanded in police custody at the Windhoek Central Correctional Facility with no option to post bail, having all been refused bail during their first appearance in the same court on 15 November 2017.
Public Prosecutor Selma Nekwaya represented the prosecution before Windhoek Magistrate Gerrit Brand Van Pletzen.
During the group's first appearance on 15 November 2017, Public Prosecutor Tatelo Cuthbert Lusepani strongly objected to the granting of bail because it would not be in the interest of the administration of justice to release them on bail while police investigations are at an initial stage.
He also feared that the alleged robbers would abscond from Namibia in efforts to evade prosecution.
The group was arrested on 13 November 2017, the same day the robbery took place.
According to the Namibian Police Force’s accounts after the arrests of the accused, four of the suspects were intercepted and arrested while in transit to Rehoboth and two were arrested in Windhoek.
Shikwambi said the suspects, four South African nationals and two Zimbabwean nationals, allegedly robbed the G4S security guard of N.dollars 487 320 in cash at gunpoint, which was collected from the Spar supermarket for banking.
An amount of N.dollars 336 000 was recovered and the suspects were also found in possession of US.dollars 6 500 in cash (about N.dollars 93 515).