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Police officer in court for drug possession

08 February 2019 Author  
A 32-year-old police officer, who was arrested on 30 November last year and charged with possession of drugs, made his second appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
The accused, Andries Haman, appeared before Magistrate Melissa Mungunda, who postponed his case to 28 February for the docket to be brought before court.
During his first court appearance on 04 December, Haman indicated that he would acquire the services of a private lawyer, Shafi Shimakeleni, who represented him on Wednesday, 05 February.
Haman, who is now out on N$500 bail, was originally arrested after he reported for duty while under the influence of alcohol.
He was found with two, half Mandrax tablets and one gram of pure cannabis valued at N$110 in his possession, following a search by a member of the Police Drug Unit.
In an another matter, a 44-year-old man who was arrested on Tuesday and charged with possession of drugs, made his first court appearance before the same magistrate, who postponed his case to 24 April for further police investigation.
The accused, Ludwig Jonker, was represented by privately-instructed defence lawyer Percy McNally.
Jonker was released on bail of N$3,000.
Namibian Police //Kharas crime investigations coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Chrispin Mubebo, told Nampa that Jonker was arrested during a random search by the police in the Tseiblaagte residential area.
“He was arrested with 50 full Mandrax tablets valued at N$5,000 after his car was searched and the tablets found underneath the driver’s seat,” Mubebo said.
Joas Neemwatya represented the State in both cases.  NAMPA

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