Rundu man denied bail for culpable homicide

A 22-year-old man arrested and charged with capable homicide and driving a motor vehicle without a driver's license was on Tuesday denied bail at the Rundu Magistrate Court.

Moses Yoni, 22, appeared before magistrate Hellen Olaiya who denied her bail due to the seriousness of the offence as well as for his safety because the family of the deceased people are up in arms with him.

Magistrate Olaiya explained the accused of his rights, either to acquire a private or State-funded lawyer of his choice or to conduct his own defence.

Accused, it is your right to engage a legal representative of your choice. A legal representative is lawyer, who will advise you on points of both law and facts during the trial before court. This person (lawyer) will be at your own cost. You may also apply for a Legal Aid lawyer, who will be provided for you by the Government. You also have the right to conduct your own defence explained the magistrate.

The accused told the court that he would conduct his own defence.

Prosecutor Helvi Gorases appeared for the State and Immanuel Mukonda was the interpreter.

Moses was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly bumped two boys that were on a bicycle at Sikanduko informal settlement along the Trans Caprivi High way, killing them both on the spot. The accused was remanded into custody and his case postponed to 19 December 2019 for further police investigations.

Source: Namibia Press Agency