Domestic violence suspects denied bail

09 Jan 2019 14:40pm
WINDHOEK, 09 JAN (NAMPA) - Two men arrested for assaulting their girlfriends in the capital last month were denied bail when they made their first appearances in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
Appearing before Desire Umunani, the first accused, Barnabas Dauseb was denied bail and his case postponed to 18 January 2019 to allow the Namibian Police Force to conduct further investigations and out of fear that the accused may carry out acts of violence against the alleged victim.
Dausab was arrested on 25 December 2018 for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend by stabbing her on her right leg with a knife, causing her to sustain serious injuries.
The accused further allegedly threatened to kill the victim.
Dausab remains in custody at the Wanaheda Police Station pending his next court appearance.
The second accused, Sebron Silas, was arrested on 23 December 2018 for allegedly assaulting his domestic partner and threatening to kill her.
Silas also appeared before Umunani, who denied bail and postponed the case to 20 January 2019 to allow further police investigations and because it did not fall within the administration of justice to release the accused.