Police officer returns to court for possession of drugs

06 Feb 2019 18:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 06 FEB (NAMPA) – A 32-year-old police officer who was arrested on 30 November last year and charged with possession of drugs made his second appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
The accused, Andries Haman appeared before Magistrate Melissa Mungunda, who postponed his case to 28 February 2019 for the docket to be brought before court.
During his first court appearance on 04 December, Haman indicated that he would acquire the services of a private lawyer, and Shafi Shimakeleni represented him on Wednesday.
Haman, who is on bail of N.dollars 500, was arrested after he reported for duty while under the influence of alcohol. He at the same time was found with two half Mandrax tablets and one gram of pure cannabis valued at N.dollars 110 in his possession after a search by a member of the Drug Unit.
In an another matter in the same court, a 44-year-old man arrested on Tuesday and charged with possession of drugs, made his first court appearance before the same magistrate, who postponed his case to 24 April 2019 for further police investigation.
The accused, Ludwig Jonker was represented by privately-instructed defence lawyer Percy McNally.
Jonker was released on police bail of N.dollars 3 000 on Tuesday.
Namibian Police Force's //Kharas crime investigations coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Chrispin Mubebo told Nampa that Jonker was arrested during a random search by the police in the Tseiblaagte residential area.
“He was arrested with 50 full Mandrax tablets valued at N.dollars 5 000 after his car was searched and the tablets found underneath the driver’s seat,” he said.
Joas Neemwatya represented the State in both matters.