Trigger happy officer denied bail

23 September 2019 | Crime

Walvis Bay · Leandrea Louw

The police officer who allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend in Kuisebmond, Walvis Bay, last week was denied bail earlier today at the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court.

Herman Abed (31) allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend Selma Uupindi (22) three times with his service pistol.

Earlier the same day Uupindi had laid a case of assault by threat.

Abed handed himself over at the Walvis Bay Port police station (his work station) after the shooting.

He appeared before magistrate Rhivermo Williams who informed him of his right to appoint a private lawyer or apply for legal aid.

Abed indicated that he would appoint a private lawyer and said he needs two to three weeks to do so.

The state, represented by Maggy Shiyagaya, opposed bail based on the seriousness of the crime, that the accused might interfere with witnesses, and for the safety of both the complainant and the accused.

Magistrate Williams postponed the case to 4 November for further investigations and denied Abed bail.

Victim shares ordeal

Selma Uupindi said in a telephonic conversation from her hospital bed in Windhoek that Abed started threatening her earlier this year.

“We were together for three years and not once was he violent towards me. A few months back he picked me up in his car and drove with me to an area near Dune 7 where he threatened to shoot me. I did not report him, only telling my friend and my cousin.”
According to Uupindi she ended her relationship with Abed in August after he told her that he had “a baby mamma and girlfriend in Swakopmund.

“I told him I cannot go on like this and that we should just end things. Even after breaking up with him, he still called me. He asked for my forgiveness, telling me that he was just angry. I started avoiding him and did not answer his phone calls.”

Uupindi alleged that Abed demanded N$900 from her last Monday which he used to pay for a shirt and trousers he bought for her back in 2017.

“He told me to pay back the money so he can refuel his car. He also confronted my brother about the money. On Wednesday he threatened to shoot me and my boyfriend and again demanded the N$900. I do not have another boyfriend. He assumed I had someone else.”

On the day of the shooting Uupindi laid a complaint against Abed at the Tutaleni Police Station.

“I went in the morning to open a case against him. It was as if the police were protecting him. They told me I should come back at two, as they will call him to hear what he had to say. When I got back to the police station, he was asking the police officer what he was doing there. I opened the case, went home and called my brother to tell him what happened. I also called my sister and during this call, Abed arrived at the house.”

Uupindi said that he shot her once from the police Quantam bus he was seated in, and again while she was running away.

He shot her a third time when she was lying on the ground. The bullets hit her in the stomach, back and arm.

Similar News

 

Pastor remains behind bars for kidnapping

22 hours ago | Crime

Walvis Bay • [email protected]epublikein.com.na Marvin Damaseb (39), a pastor from Holy Ghost Fire Ministries in Walvis Bay, appeared in the magistrate’s court on a...

Teacher accused of rape

4 weeks ago - 22 October 2019 | Crime

Swakopmund • Iréne-Mari van der Walt A teacher (37) at a primary school in Tamariskia, Swakopmund, is facing a charge of rape. The accused...

Police officer convicted for corruption

1 month - 04 October 2019 | Crime

Walvis Bay The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) said Detective Sergeant Immanuel Shitaleni was arrested on 13 February 2017 in Walvis Bay.He made his first appearance...

Traffic administrative officer arrested for alleged corruption

1 month - 04 October 2019 | Crime

Walvis Bay It is alleged that Andreas Eichab (42), solicited a bribe of N$1500.00 from a member of the public was involved in a...

Genoeg is genoeg

1 month - 01 October 2019 | Crime

Walvisbaai · Leandrea Louw Lede van die Tutaleni-polisiegemeenskapsforum, die Namibiese polisie en die algemene publiek het Saterdag in opstand teen geweld teen...

Suspected murderer remains behind bars

2 months ago - 04 September 2019 | Crime

The man accused of allegedly killing his girlfriend by slitting her throat with a knife, Phillipus Hafeni Haihambo (54), remains in custody.Haiambo, who was charged...

Operasie Kalahariwoestyn slaan hard

2 months ago - 03 September 2019 | Crime

Die teenmisdaadveldtog Operasie Kalahariwoestyn werp vrugte af.Lede van die polisie, weermag, korrektiewe dienste, munisipale verkeersdienste en gemeenskapspolisiëring-forums was die afgelope naweek druk besig op Karibib,...

Alleged ivory dealers denied bail

2 months ago - 02 September 2019 | Crime

Walvis Bay - Leandrea LouwDirk Vermeulen (51) and Edgar Clark (41) were denied bail today after they were allegedly caught trying to sell two elephant...

Child rapist gets 35 years behind bars

9 months ago - 18 February 2019 | Crime

Otis Finck - Dragan Vujicin (68) was sentenced to 35 years direct imprisonment on five counts of rape and four counts of human trafficking involving...

Crime briefs

9 months ago - 28 January 2019 | Crime

A number of breakthroughs were made with regard to the spate of robberies which occurred in Omaruru recently.At the same time numerous persons were also...

Latest News

Pastor remains behind bars for...

22 hours ago | Crime

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Marvin Damaseb (39), a pastor from Holy Ghost Fire Ministries in Walvis Bay, appeared in the magistrate’s court on a...

First MRF plant for Erongo...

2 days ago - 17 November 2019 | Environment

Swakopmund • [email protected] The first material recovery facility (MRF) in the Erongo region was launched at Rent-a-Drum in Swakopmund on Friday. The N$2 million...

Tourism forum to be established...

2 days ago - 17 November 2019 | Tourism

Walvis Bay • [email protected] The Walvis Bay Municipality will be establishing the Walvis Bay Tourism Forum in February 2020. At the announcement on...

Development at Extension 39

2 days ago - 17 November 2019 | Infrastructure

Swakopmund • [email protected] A handover ceremony of services and infrastructure by the Swakopmund municipality and Block 9 took place at Extension 39 in the...

Namibiese rolprent op Swakopmund se...

2 days ago - 17 November 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Swakopmund • [email protected] Die lang verwagte #LANDoftheBRAVEfilm het gisteraand sy debuut langs die kus gemaak ná die rolprent op 10 Oktober reeds in Windhoek...

Walvis Bay Golf Club news...

2 days ago - 16 November 2019 | Sports

The field was not big for the PISCS/FOX Designs monthly medal competition. A few guys were on tour, some played the Rossmund Sages...

Sport stars shine at De...

4 days ago - 15 November 2019 | Sports

Walvis Bay • [email protected] Courtney Mouton was named senior sportswoman and Timothy Coleman senior sportsman of the year at De Duine High School’s annual...

Former squash world champion in...

1 week ago - 12 November 2019 | Sports

Swakopmund The WB Hardware Coastal Open is taking place 15, 16 and 17 November 2019 at the SFC Squash Courts in Swakopmund. Namibia has...

Vroeë Kersgeskenk vir senior burgers...

1 week ago - 12 November 2019 | Local News

Walvisbaai · [email protected] plaaslike haarkappers het laas Woensdag 31 senior burgers van die Kuisebmond-outehuis verras. Petra Pelma van Petra’s Hair Studio en Bradley...

Load More