Police investigations into City Police officer rape case still ongoing

Investigations into the case of a Windhoek City Police officer accused of raping a 16-year-old girl between May and November 2019, are not yet complete.

The arrested City Police officer, Omar Saleem Jossob, on Thursday made another appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court in Katututura when this alleged rape case was postponed to 05 June 2020 in order to allow the police investigating team to complete their investigations in respect of the matter.

The accused City Police officer, who is represented by Windhoek-based defence lawyer Milton Engelbrecht, re-appeared on Thursday morning before Windhoek Magistrate Atutala Namwenyo Shikalepo.

Today's postponement of the case to 05 June 2020 was also effected as per agreement reached between Jossob's privately-instructed defence lawyer Engelbrecht and Public Prosecutor Tuaundamuje Latoya Mukumbo in court.

Jossob is free on bail of N.dollars 13 000 and his bail was on Thursday extended until his next court appearance on 05 June 2020.

The bail is granted with strict bail conditions in that accused Jossob should not directly or indirectly interfere with the ongoing police investigations into the matter.

Furthermore, Jossob is ordered not to leave the district of Windhoek without making prior arrangements with police investigating officer Murangi, who is heading the investigations of the case.

Jossob is also ordered not to come about 200 metres close to the complainant and the victim in this matter or attempt to make any telephonic contact with her.

Jossob made his first court appearance on 26 November 2019 before magistrate Niina Hochobes when his alleged rape case was postponed to 19 March 2020.

The City Police officer was arrested in November 2019 on three counts of rape read with the Combating of Domestic Violence Act of 2003, which also calls for heavy punishment in the case of a conviction.

Source: Namibia Press Agency