Chinese man charged with forgery granted N.dollars 10 000 bail

18 Apr 2019 16:10pm
SWAKOPMUND, 18 APR (NAMPA) – A Chinese national with permanent Namibian residency who was arrested last week with an alleged forged temporary driver’s license was released on bail of N.dollars 10 000 by the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Cheng Li, 31, appeared before Magistrate Nelao Brown who issued bail on condition that the accused leave his passport with the police and is not allowed to apply for a new one.
Bail was also granted on condition that the accused reports himself twice on Mondays and Fridays at the Swakopmund Police Station between 07h00 and 19h00.
Brown further as part of his bail conditions instructed the accused to not leave the Swakopmund district without the knowledge of the investigating officer.
She thereafter postponed the case to 28 May this year to allow for further investigations.
Prosecutor Latoya Katjitundu represented the State in the matter, while Clement Morwe represented the accused.
It is alleged that Cheng presented a forged temporary driving document to an officer of the Namibian Police Force while trying to get three copies certified last week Thursday.
The accused is facing charges of forgery and uttering a forged instrument.