Refugee commissioner to make first appearance in High Court

13 Aug 2019 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 13 AUG (NAMPA) – Commissioner of Refugees, Likius Valombola who stands accused of killing a young man in Katutura during an alleged road rage shooting incident in May 2018, is expected to make his first appearance in the Windhoek High Court on Thursday.
The commissioner’s alleged murder case was on 26 June 2019 transferred from the Katutura Magistrate’s Court to the Windhoek High Court as per decision taken by the Office of the Prosecutor- General (PG).
Valombola is scheduled to make his first appearance in the High Court for a pre-trial conference of case management.
The accused was on 26 June 2019 informed of the PG’s decision when he made another appearance before magistrate Atutala Shikalepo, while in the presence of his privately-instructed legal representation.
It is alleged that Valombola shot Helao Ndjaba twice in the head in an alleged road rage incident on the night of 18 May 2018.
The 25-year-old Ndjaba succumbed to his injuries on 28 May 2018 after spending days in the intensive care unit at Katutura State Hospital.
The accused already entered his preliminary pleas of not guilty to the charges against him on 21 January 2019 in terms of Section 119 of the Criminal Procedures Act of 1977.
Valombola is currently out on bail of N.dollars 15 000, which was granted on 31 May 2018 after he brought a successful formal bail application in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court.
Prosecutor Victoria Likius appeared for the State during the accused’s previous appearances in the magistrate’s court.