GIPF computers theft case trial to start November 2015

WINDHOEK: A former security guard who allegedly stole nine central processing units (CPUs) and a laptop from the Government Institutions’ Pension Fund (GIPF)’s offices in May 2011, is scheduled to go on trial in November this year (2015).

Simeon Thomas Amulungu, 37, made another appearance before Windhoek Magistrate Muchali Jermaine Muchali on Wednesday, and his case was remanded until 20 November this year (2015) for the purposes of plea and trial.

Today’s postponement was done as per agreement reached between Amulungu himself and Public Prosecutor Erastus Hatutale in court on Wednesday morning.

The accused is facing charges of housebreaking with the intent to steal and theft, as well as possession of suspected stolen property.

Amulungu is free on bail of N.dollars 2 000, which was also extended until his next court appearance on 20 November this year.

According to a summary of substantial facts contained in the charge-sheet, security guards at the GIPF offices during May 2011 reported the theft to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol).

Amulungu was arrested after police officers allegedly spotted him with the equipment in question.

The value of the stolen equipment was estimated at N.dollars 40 000.