GIPF computer theft suspect goes on trial in Nov

29 May 2013 05:50
WINDHOEK, 29 MAY (NAMPA) - A former security guard who allegedly stole nine central processing units (CPUs) and a laptop from the Government Institutions? Pension Fund (GIPF) offices in May 2011, will go on trial in November this year.
Simeon Thomas Amulungu, 35, reappeared before Windhoek Magistrate Jo-Rina Jagger on Tuesday, and his case was remanded until 06 November this year for the purposes of plea and trial.
This was as per agreement reached on Tuesday between Amulungu's defence lawyer Christian Nambahu and public prosecutor Oscar Sinvula.
Amulungu 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 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.