WINDHOEK: A Windhoek police officer who allegedly went on a shooting spree at a nightclub in the capital over the weekend made his first court appearance in the Magistrate’s Court here on Monday.
The 27-year-old police officer, Simataa Justin Munzu, killed a man and wounded another in the shooting. He made his first court appearance in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court along Mungunda Street on two charges of murder and attempted murder.
The police officer appeared before Windhoek Magistrate Kauli Nghishitende, and his case was remanded until 03 December this year as police investigations into the matter were still at an initial stage.
A summary of substantial facts contained in the charge-sheet had it that Munzu allegedly killed Congolese national Maelfirmino Fabrice by shooting him with a pistol at a nightclub in Khomasdal last Friday (26 October).
On the count of attempted murder, it is alleged that on the same day, Munzu allegedly assaulted Namibian Ricky Likando by shooting at him with a pistol, and wounding him in the process.
The police officer further faces an alternative charge of negligently discharging a firearm while in a public place.
The accused person allegedly shot the two men after they assaulted him at the nightclub on Friday.
Fabrice was allegedly shot nine times while seated in a car.
Munzu told the court on Monday that he will obtain the services of a private legal representative of his own choice to defend him in the matter. He, however, appeared in person today with no lawyer.
Munzu was denied bail, but was advised to bring a formal bail application before court if he wants to be released on bail. Public Prosecutor Salome Bampton represented the State today.