Rehoboth attempted rape and robbery case postponed again

03 Sep 2018 18:10pm
REHOBOTH, 03 SEP (NAMPA) - A man arrested at Rehoboth for attempted rape and robbery in June this year made his fifth appearance in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court on Monday, when his case was postponed to 10 September 2018.
The accused, Romario Jacobs, appeared before Magistrate Andre Matulich and his case was postponed for his State-funded lawyer, Erenstine Jansen to be present after failing to appear on Monday.
It is alleged that Jacobs attempted to have sexual intercourse with an 18-year-old girl without her consent near the Burgershoek residential area in Rehoboth on 30 June this year.
He allegedly assaulted and threatened the victim before stealing her cellphone and N.dollars 20 and was arrested the same day.
During his first appearance on 02 July, Jacobs indicated that he would apply for legal representation, after which he was denied bail and the case was postponed to 02 August for formal bail application.
On 02 August, he was granted bail of N.dollars 1 500 and was warned not to contact the complainant or go near her workplace or home and the matter was postponed to 16 August for further police investigations.
The case was however again postponed to 23 August for him to finalise his legal representation, after which the case was then shifted to 03 September for his lawyer to appear.
Public Prosecutor Zibiho Hillia Munzenze appeared for the State.