Magistrate’s Murder Case Withdrawn

THE police in Oshana region have withdrawn the case of a magistrate who allegedly killed a suspected armed robber at Ongwediva last Thursday.

The Oshakati magistrate allegedly shot and killed the robber, who was a member of a gang of four, which allegedly broke into a house and attacked the house owner and his visitor. The robbers allegedly stole N$1 330, a laptop valued at N$7 000 and a cellphone valued at N$300. However, all the goods including the money were recovered together with a shotgun suspected to have been used in the robbery.

The magistrate was supposed to appear in court on Friday, but did not.

Deputy Commissioner Rauha Amwele confirmed to The Namibian that the police withdrew the case and that nobody was arrested.

“There was no-one arrested. I do not know why, but that is all I was told by the investigating officers,” said Amwele.

Police sources, however, said two counts of armed robbery and murder (case numbers Cr 96.06.2014 and Cr 97.06.2014) were opened at the Ongwediva police station.

A magistrate at Oshakati Magistrates Court, Mikka Namweya, said no official report was sent to his office.

The deceased was identified as 40-year-old Paulus Ndeiweda Junias from Ohakweenyanga village near Ongwediva.

Source : The Namibian