Arrested Chinese businessman granted bail

OTJIWARONGO: A Windhoek-based Chinese businessman arrested in Otjiwarongo last Friday for allegedly attempting to bribe traffic officers, was granted bail of N.dollars 5 000 here today.

Jindan Lin, 46, appeared before magistrate Helvi Shilemba, who informed the accused of his right to acquire a legal representative of his choice, apply for a State-funded lawyer through the Ministry of Justice’s Legal Aid Directorate or defend himself in court.

He paid the bail, and his case was postponed to 09 June 2014 for further police investigations.

Prosecutor Marius Adams represented the State in the matter.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Public Relations’ Officer, Sergeant Maureen Mbeha told Nampa yesterday that the Chinese national allegedly failed to stop at several traffic signs in Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region whilst driving his silver BMW sedan vehicle.

The accused was spotted by municipal traffic officers here whilst ignoring several stop signs along Dr Hage Geingob Street from the direction of Okahandja.