Four in Court for Kidnapping and Assault of Minors

FOUR Walvis Bay residents made their first appearance in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s court on Monday on charges pertaining to the kidnapping and assault of three minors aged 14 and 15.

Logan Pretorius (25), Curven Vries (20), Ashley Januarie (20) and Sandra Riobo (18) are accused of allegedly kidnapping the boys, and keeping them against their will for several hours, while also allegedly beating them up. The incident apparently took place last week.

The suspects stated that they believed the boys were at their house planning to steal their dogs, while the victims stated that they were just appreciating the animals and wanted to play with them while they were coming from a visit to their uncle’s house in the same suburb.

The boys rode with their bicycles from Kuisebmond to Meersig.

Magistrate Andre Matulich denied bail to the four who will remain in custody until their next appearance tomorrow (4 September) for plea and further investigation.

Source : The Namibian