31 January 2013

Namibia: Court Arraigns Card-Cloners

Two men appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court on Monday on a charge of contravening the Payment System Management Act by using cloned cards as an instrument of payment.

Anthony Hikupembe (31) and Tangeni Neshuku (27) were not asked to plead and bail was denied the two accused. They however indicated to Magistrate Stanley Tembwe through their lawyers that they would lodge a formal bail application next week on February 6.

Hikupembe obtained the services of Patrick Kauta and Vetu Uanivi will represent Neshuku, while Erich Naikaku appears on behalf of the state. It is alleged that the accused used cloned cards to buy several luxury items valued at more than N$200 000 from various stores. Both men remain in police custody pending their formal bail hearing.

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