Tsumeb court convicts cannabis user

TSUMEB: A man arrested last week by the police at Tsumeb in the Oshikoto Region for possessing cannabis, appeared before the Tsumeb Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Namibian Police Force Chief Inspector Stephan Nuuyi of the police’s Community Affairs Unit in the region revealed this to Nampa in a media statement on Friday, saying the accused is 32-year-old Paulus Nghiyalwa.

“He has shown little respect of the law when he went to the Oscar Norich Football Stadium with a ‘ballie’ (small parcel) of cannabis which he intended to smoke in public at the premises (on 17 January),” he noted.

The cannabis has a street value of N.dollars 10.

Nuuyi said Nghiyalwa committed the offense on the day that a police/public meeting was held with the purpose of soliciting ways and methods on how the police and the public can team up and curb crime at the copper town and Oshikoto Region at large.

The magistrate’s court convicted and sentenced Nghiyalwa to N.dollars 500 or two months’ imprisonment.

“He paid the fine of N.dollars 500 and was released from custody,” said the police Chief Inspector.