Case of missing Mandrax sent for PG decision

24 Sep 2019 18:30pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 24 SEP (NAMPA) – The prosecution failed to send the docket on a case of a former police officer arrested and charged with theft after 102 Mandrax tablets went missing from a police laboratory bag here in April, for the prosecutor-general (PG)’s decision.
The accused, Elvin Joseph, 35, was a member of the Namibian Police Force’s Drug Law Enforcement Subdivision in Keetmanshoop.
He made another appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday before magistrate Olivia van der Colff.
When Joseph appeared in court on 27 June 2019, his case was postponed to 24 September for plea and trial, however on Tuesday, State representative Marlon Adams informed the court that the State omitted to send the docket for the PG’s decision.
Van der Colff then postponed the case to 26 February 2020 for the PG to make a decision on the finalisation of the charges and in which court the case will be heard.
Joseph was granted bail of N.dollars 1 500 during his first court appearance on 17 April this year.
Also during his first appearance, the accused indicated that he would acquire a private lawyer to represent him and Uliano Marthinussen from Isaacks and Associates is representing him.
The Mandrax tablets went missing from Joseph’s office at the subdivision in Keetmanshoop between 04 and 12 April 2019.
The accused resigned a month after his arrest.
(NAMPA)
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