Two men accused of attacking elderly couple during a robbery want to be released on bail

WINDHOEK: Two men accused of attacking an elderly couple during a violent robbery at the settlement of Uis in the Erongo Region in October 2010, want to be released on bail.

Charles Namiseb and Edwin Tourob brought a joint application before High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka today in which they asked the court to release them on bail.

Meanwhile the prosecution, led by State Advocate Innocentia Nyoni, is strongly opposing the granting of bail to the two men on the grounds that the duo will abscond from Namibia to other neighbouring countries in order to evade prosecution.

Christiaan Nambahu and Brownell Uirab, who are representing the two accused, also asked the court to grant their clients bail because they had spent about four years in police custody since their arrest in October 2010.

A summary of substantial evidence contained in the charge sheet had it that the two men had allegedly carried out a bloody attack on an elderly couple at Uis on 03 October 2010.

It is reported that during the attack, a 72-year-old pensioner was struck on the head with a spade before he was dragged into the couple’s house where he was allegedly tied up with an electrical cord.

His 69-year-old wife was also assaulted and tied up in the house by two assailants.