By Staff Reporter
A 33-year old Law enforcement Officer, Mr. Richard Mupoti Nzoma was arrested on March 29, after allegedly raping a 19 year old woman who was being held at Ngoma Police station under the Immigration Act as an illegal immigrant.
The perpetrator in this case was admitted to the Katima Mulilo state hospital after his arrest due to high blood pressure.
He was scheduled to make his first court appearance on April 2, 2013 but his case was remanded in his absence as a result of him being hospitalised.
He made an appearance on the 09th of April a nd he was remanded in custody and the matter was postponed to the 20th of April 2013 when he was granted bail of N$ 2000. His case number is 33/2013.
Mr. Lutombi John Muchilaof Ioma village was arrested on March 16,2013 and appeared in the Katima Mulilo magistrate’s s court on 18 March.
He made his second appearance on April 22, and was granted bail of N$2000.00, the matter was remanded to May 8, for the accused to appear at Ngoma Magistrates Court for Legal aid.
It is believed that the accused allegedly had an argument with his biological brother Mr Lutombi Martin who is the deceased in this matter.
While in the process , Mr. Lutombi then shot the deceased with his personal pistol once in the chest, killing him instantly near Ngoma Border post on March 16.
In a case of theft(case no: A133/13), a former Cashier at Wenela Shell, Ms. Betty Mpambo Kamwi(29) and Mr. Mubita Fredrick Nawa (42) a Security guard are alleged to have stolen several grocery items amounting to N$931.55 cent on 18 April 2013.
They both appeared in the Katima Mulilo magistrate`s court on April 18, the matter was remanded to the 27th of May 2013 for further police investigations.
The two accused were each granted bail of N$1000 by Mr I.T Velikoshi serving as the presiding Officer, while Ms. Esther Jafet was the Public Prosecutor for the state.
Meanwhile ,Mr. Kaka Simwanza Casters who is a teacher by profession was arrested along with Mr. Munzenzi Hansen for contravening section 71(i)(j) of Act 6 of 1998 – drinking in public.
The duos appeared on April 22 in the Katima Mulilo`s magistrate`s court. They were both released on bail of N$500.00 and the matter was remanded to May 28 for legal aid.