WINDHOEK: Police investigations into the case of five people implicated in an alleged robbery case involving N.dollars 2,2 million which took place here in May this year, have not yet been completed.
Some outstanding statements are still to be taken from a number of State witnesses and several documents also need to be thoroughly scrutinised before the documentation can form part of the case docket.
This was stated by Public Prosecutor Taodago Gaweseb when the five suspected robbers made another appearance before Windhoek Magistrate Justine Asino here on Friday morning.
The suspects are two prominent Windhoek businessmen – Josia Muhongo, 54, and the 53-year-old Michael Shidiwe, as well as Eros resident Eliaser Amukoto, 50, and members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Nestor Kashuupulwa, 34, and 32-year-old Mupopiwa Mupopiwa.
The five suspected robbers are all free on bail and their bail was extended until their next court appearance on 26 November this year.
Shidiwe and Amukoto were granted bail of N.dollars 20 000 each, while the NamPol officers were each granted bail of N.dollars 5 000.
Muhongo, who is accused number one in the alleged robbery case, was granted bail of N.dollars 30 000.
The five men were arrested by members of the police force in June and July this year after they were accused of robbing a Lebanese-born resident of Canada, Vicken Kaprelian, of about N.dollars 2,2 million in Klein Windhoek on 16 May this year.
The men now each face a charge of robbery, and an alternative charge of theft.
Earlier reports carried by local English daily The Namibian had it that Kaprelian was allegedly robbed by a group of men who pretended to be police officers.
The Canadian resident was supposedly negotiating a business deal at a house in Klein Windhoek when the robbery occurred.
Windhoek-based lawyers of Sisa Namandje, Orben Sibeya, Christiaan Nambahu, Nuncia Sikongo and Advocate Hennie Barnard are representing the five accused men.