Burglary – Accused remanded in police custody with no option to post bail

WINDHOEK: Three young men were on Monday arrested by members of Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in connection with the alleged burglary and theft at the Swapo-Party national headquarters here last month.

The three are Micheal Shomeya, 30; Festus Nhinda, 29; and 24-year-old Simon Shigwedha.

The accused made their first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court along Mungunda Street in Katutura this morning on a charge of robbery with aggravating circumstances each.

Their case was remanded until 24 October this year, because Police investigations into the alleged burglary and theft case were still at an initial stage.

The three men were on Wednesday remanded in police custody with no option to post bail.

Meanwhile, all three men bitterly complained against the postponement of the case to 24 October this year, saying the date is too far as they are falsely implicated in the matter.

Swapo-Party Secretary-General (SG) Nangolo Mbumba told the media earlier that according to the party’s assessment of the incident on 01 August 2014, political motives cannot be ruled out.

He said they came to this conclusion because the burglars appear to have targeted confidential documents and information in addition to money and valuable sellable items.