Cellphone crook remains put

Bail opposed

19 January 2020 | Accidents

Ileni Shapumba;Community affairs commander; “It is alleged that a suspect used an unknown object to break the back door of the flat and gained entry.”

Walvis Bay • [email protected]

Petrus December Nuyoma made his first appearance at the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for suspected housebreaking and theft.

Nuyoma allegedly stole cellphones to the value of N$7 000 during a house breaking at Pere Pales situated in Kalahari Street in Narraville last week.

According to the community affairs commander of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Erongo Region, Warrant Officer Ileni Shapumba, the suspect allegedly used an unknown object to break open the back door of the flat and gained entry.

“He stole three cellphones which included a Samsung smartphone, Mobicell and Galactic tablet,” Shapumba said.

The suspect was arrested during police operations that took place on Monday evening and all the items were recovered.

At the hearing, prosecutor Tuhaleni Hilikuete opposed bail for the suspect. Her request was granted by magistrate John Sindano. Nuyoma will remain in custody at the Walvis Bay police holding cells.

The case has been postponed to 21 January for plea and trial.


Also in Walvis Bay, a 30-year old man committed suicide last week when he allegedly hanged himself in his ghetto with a rope in Walvis Bay.

According to the Erongo police crime investigations coordinator Erastus Iikuyu, the incident took place between Monday and Tuesday.

“The deceased, identified as Benjamin Itana, was renting a house in Tormalyn Cresent, Tutaleni, Kuisebmond. He was employed as a waiter at a business in Walvis Bay,” Iikuyu said.

The late Itana left a suicide note and no foul play is suspected. His next of kin were informed and the body was taken to Walvis Bay Police mortuary for a post-mortem to determine the cause of death.

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