Police complete investigations in missing Mandrax case at Keetmanshoop
15 Aug 2019 18:10pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 15 AUG (NAMPA) Police investigations in a case of a 29-year-old police officer arrested and charged with the alleged theft of 31 Mandrax tablets that went missing from a laboratory bag in his office have been finalised.
Toivo Shikulo, a member of the Namibian Police Forces Drug Law Enforcement Subdivision in Keetmanshoop made his third appearance before magistrate Olivia van der Colff on Thursday, when she postponed his case to 16 October for the prosecutor-general to decide if investigations are fully completed and for the continuation of trial.
The accused was granted bail of N.dollars 1 000 during his first court appearance on 17 April.
Shikulo was arrested on 16 April after the tablets went missing from his office between 04 and 12 April this year.
Marlon Adams represented the State on Thursday.
Meanwhile laboratory test results are still pending in another case in which a 32-year-old police officer was arrested and charged with possession of drugs in November last year.
Andries Haman appeared before magistrate Melissa Mungunda on Thursday who postponed his case to 07 October for laboratory results.
The State was represented by Frederick van der Colf and private lawyer Shafi Shimakeleni is representing Haman, who is out on N.dollars 500 bail.
Haman was arrested on 31 November 2018, after he allegedly reported for duty here while under the influence of alcohol. He allegedly was also 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 Namibian Police Forces Drug Unit.