Man in cannabis case gets bail at Keetmanshoop

08 May 2019 17:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 08 MAY (NAMPA) – One of the five man arrested in April with cannabis worth N.dollars 1.8 million in their possession was granted bail in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
Information provided by the court on Wednesday indicated that the accused, Vitjuukuaije Tjitemisa 22, appeared before Magistrate Philanda Christiaan who granted him bail of N.dollars 6 000 on condition the accused surrenders all his travelling documents to the investigation officer and that he does not leave the district of Windhoek, where he resides, without informing the investigating officer.
Tjitemisa also should not interfere with police investigations and must report to the investigation office or to the Windhoek Police Station Tuesday and Friday between 08h00 and 12h00.
The State was represented by Marlon Adams.
Tjitemisa was arrested on 18 April 2019 along with George Kangootui, 45; Johannes Brandt, 38; Rudolf Witbooi, 42 and Lluweln Joseph, 33; between Keetmanshoop and Tses with cannabis weighing 216 kilogrammes.
During their first appearance on 23 April 2019, the accused persons were denied bail because police investigations were at an early stage.
Their case was postponed to 11 July 2019 for further police investigations and for them to acquire legal representation.
The men were arrested 22 kilometres outside Keetmanshoop by police officers headed to court in Keetmanshoop. The police became suspicious when they saw items being loaded from the truck into two smaller cars.
The police also confiscated N.dollars 19 000 from the accused.
One of the accused was driving the truck that entered Namibia from South Africa through the Ariamsvlei border post.