WINDHOEK: A Congolese man and a Namibian woman who were arrested by the Namibian Police (NamPol)’s Drug Law-Enforcement Unit after they were allegedly found in possession of cocaine over the weekend, made their first appearance in court here on Monday.
The two suspects – Malesho Kabeya, 36, from the Democratic Republic of Congo and 26-year-old Windhoek resident Rudselia Boois appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court along Lüderitz Street on a charge of dealing in cocaine.
A third suspect, also a Congolese national who is believed to be the key suspect in the matter, is on the run after he managed to escape from a police van upon arrival at the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court this morning.
The trio were arrested after they were allegedly found with 36 capsules (bullets) of cocaine and 10 units of crack cocaine worth N.dollars 183 900 at a guesthouse in Klein Windhoek on Saturday morning.
Kabeya and Boois appeared before Windhoek Magistrate Justine Asino this morning, and their case was remanded until 23 January next year as police investigations into the matter were still at an initial stage.
They were remanded in custody with no option to post bail, following the prosecution’s strong opposition to the granting of bail at the present moment.
The two suspects have also each told the court that they will handle their own defence during their next court appearance.
Public Prosecutor Taodago Gaweseb represented the State, while the two accused persons appeared in person with no legal representation.