French national arrested by NamPol and Interpol will receive judgment on his extradition tomorrow

WINDHOEK: A French national arrested by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and Interpol in June this year at Walvis Bay, will receive judgment on his extradition case tomorrow.

Windhoek Magistrate Cosmos Endjala, who presided over the extradition hearing, will deliver his ruling on the matter.

The 46-year-old Mathieu Nicolas Furic is fighting against extradition from Namibia to India, where he had allegedly committed some serious crimes of sexual nature against minor children at an orphanage last year.

This extradition hearing kicked off in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court along Mungunda Street in Katutura on 04 August this year, shortly after the arrival of a formal extradition request from India.

Furic was apprehended at the Walvis Bay Airport in June this year on charges of allegedly having sexually molested under-age children in India during November 2013.

The accused allegedly skipped that country after his crimes were uncovered by the Indian authorities.

Furic was arrested with the assistance of immigration officials at that coastal port as he was trying to enter the country as a fisherman to work on one of the fishing vessels there.

Furic faces charges of committing offences under the Indian Penal code, including wrongful restraint, causing hurt, criminal intimidation and others under the Protection Of Children From Sexual Offences’ Act.

SOURCE: NAMPA