Case of missing Mandrax sent for PG decision

The case of a 35-year-old former police officer arrested and charged with theft after 102 Mandrax tablets went missing from a police laboratory bag here in April this year, was on Tuesday sent for the Prosecutor General (PG) decision.

The accused, Elvin Joseph was a member of the Namibian Police Force's Drug Law Enforcement Subdivision in Keetmanshoop.

He made another appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court before Magistrate Olivia van der Colff.

0n 27 June year Joseph's case was postponed to Tuesday for plea and trial, however during the court hearing on Tuesday State representative, Marlon Adams inform the court that the state has omitted to sent the docket for the PG decision.

Van der Colff then postponed the case to 26 February 2020 for PG to make a decision on the finalisation of the charges and in which court the case will be heard.

Joseph was granted bail of N.dollars 1 500 during his first court appearance on 17 April this year.

Also during his first appearance the accused indicated that he will acquire a private lawyer to represent him and Uliano Martinussen from Isaack's and associates is representing him.

The 133 Mandrax tablets went missing from Joseph office between 04 and 12 April 2019.

Source: Namibia Press Agency