Mandrax possession accused appear in court at Outjo

10 Jan 2019 14:30pm
OUTJO, 10 JAN (NAMPA) – Two people arrested on Tuesday at the Otjiwarongo-Outjo temporary road block for being in possession of 200 full tablets of mandrax made their first appearance in the Outjo Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
The mandrax are valued at N.dollars 30 300.
The duo, 26-year-old Elsie Goagoses and 30-year-old Sebastian Claasen appeared before Magistrate Agatha Okamaru on charges of possession and dealing in drugs.
During their appearance, Okamaru explained the duo's legal right to engage a lawyer of their choice; apply for a State-funded lawyer through the Ministry of Justice’s Directorate of Legal Aid or defend themselves in court.
The accused opted to apply for legal aid after which their case was postponed to 27 February 2019 to allow them to acquire such services.
Public prosecutor Sean Nangombe represented the State in the matter.