Another drug case withdrawn in Rehoboth due to missing case docket

10 Jul 2019 15:50pm
REHOBOTH, 10 JUL (NAMPA) - The case in which three men were arrested in April last year in Rehoboth for allegedly being in possession of mandrax and cannabis, was on Tuesday provisionally withdrawn to allow the State to trace the missing case docket.
Cleamens Witbeen, Edison Uirab and Antony Uirab made their seventh appearance in the Rehoboth Magistrate's Court, before Magistrate Bernadine Kubersky, who could not proceed with the matter as the State could not determine the whereabouts of the case docket.
The case was on the court roll for plea and trial.
The Namibian Police Force in Rehoboth allegedly confiscated 15 full mandrax tablets, four half mandrax tablets, seven quarter mandrax tablets and 31 small parcels of cannabis from the three suspects in Rehoboth’s Block E on 20 April 2018.
They also had N.dollars 795 in cash in their possession.
Although Public Prosecutor, Abraham Abraham requested for a postponement to 15 July, the accused legal representative Aldridge Wallenstein objected to another remand, saying the matter has been dragging on since last year and it prejudiced the accused and therefore demanded the matter be withdrawn provisionally.
The trio were out on bail of N.dollars 2 000 each, and their bail money was refunded to them.
(NAMPA)
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