Rape accused granted bail

Leandrea Mouers
Local community activist Irvin Summers (53) who stands accused of rape, was granted bail of N$15 000 in the Walvis Bay magistrate's court on Thursday.

Appearing before magistrate John Sindano, Summers’ bail was attached to a number of conditions.

"The accused and his immediate family may not directly or indirectly contact the alleged victim and her immediate family. The accused shall surrender his passport and any other travelling documents and may not apply for a new passport or new travelling documents,” Sindano said.

Other conditions include that Summers reports to the Narraville police station between 07:00 and 19:00 every Wednesday and that he may not leave the Erongo region without informing the investigating officer.

The case was remanded to 11 October 2022 for further investigations.

Summers is accused of allegedly raping a minor in Narraville last year.

He made his first court appearance on 30 August and has been in custody since.

According to the police incident report, the accused allegedly invited the victim to his house at Seewier Street, to wash dishes between May and August last year. After washing dishes, the victim went to his room to inform him that she was done. He then pulled her by her arm, threw her on his bed, and raped her. The suspect allegedly warned the victim not to tell anyone what he had done.

He had apparently sent a text message to the victim, telling her that he would pay her if she visits him at his house so that they can do what they did, again over the weekend. The parents discovered the message and wanted to know what was going on, and that is when she informed them.

In turn they informed the police and Summers was arrested.