School teacher accused of dealing in cannabis gets bail

05 Jun 2018 18:50pm
OTJIWARONGO, 05 JUN (NAMPA) - The 40-year-old female teacher from the Monica Geingos Junior Secondary School who was arrested last week at Otjiwarongo for allegedly dealing in and/or possessing cannabis has been released on bail.
Roselta Serolta Hanos and her 54-year-old accomplice, Simon Josob were arrested at a house in Orwetoveni residential area during a police operation at about 18h00 on Thursday.
Both Hanos and Josob appeared before Otjiwarongo Magistrate, Eduard Kesslau on charges of possession of cannabis and/or dealing in drugs on Monday.
Kesslau had explained their legal right to engage lawyers of their own choice; defend themselves in court or apply for State-funded lawyers through the Ministry of Justice’s Legal Aid Directorate.
Hanos opted to engage a private lawyer, while Josob is to acquire services of a Legal Aid lawyer.
Since Hanos is a first time offender, Kesslau granted her bail of N.dollars 2 000.
Josob, who has numerous cases of dealing and possession of drugs, was remanded in custody.
Public Prosecutor Coleen Yisa represented the State in the matter.
The case was then postponed to 04 October 2018 for further police investigations and to allow the accused persons to acquire legal representation.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Otjozondjupa spokesperson, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha on Saturday told Nampa that the two accused were arrested after 520 parcels of cannabis were found hidden in the outside toilet of their house.
“The cannabis with an estimated street value of over N.dollars 18 200 was seized,” said Mbeha.
The origin of the drugs is still unknown to NamPol.