UNAM lecturer remanded in custody for two counts of attempted murder

06 Dec 2018 07:40am
RUNDU, 06 DEC (NAMPA) – A lecturer at the University of Namibia’s (UNAM) Rundu Campus made his first appearance in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on two counts of attempted murder on Wednesday.
Nelson Antonio, 44, appeared before Assistant Magistrate Hikerwa Rufinus, who remanded him in custody pending further investigations into the matter and to allow him to seek legal representation.
Public Prosecutor, Emma Mayavero represented the State and the case was postponed to 15 January 2019.
Antonio was arrested Monday at around 20h30 after allegedly shooting two men, believed to be brothers.
The victims have been identified as Moses Batista and Gerson Batista, both aged 25.
The Namibian Police Force’s Regional Crime Investigation Coordinator for Kavango East, Deputy Commissioner Bonifasius Kanyetu told Nampa earlier it is alleged that Moses Batista was driving his sister’s car and he was accompanied by his brother, Gerson, when they were shot.
“The car is believed to belong to the suspect’s ex-girlfriend,” Kanyetu said.
One of the men was shot in his right leg while the other was shot in the neck and upper arm.
Both are believed to be in critical condition in the Rundu State Hospital.