New Era (Windhoek)

14 February 2013

Namibia: Man Appears for Fatal Random Shooting

Article Views (non — A man made an appearance in the Katutura Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for the alleged murder on Saturday of a member of the community policing unit Women and Men Network, a unit that assists the police to combat crime.

Jackson Absalom Panduleni (26) briefly appeared before Magistrate Johannes Shuuveni, and the matter was remanded to March 05 2013 for further police investigations.

New Era was informed the suspects were initially three, but two were released and not charged after it was established there was no evidence linking them to the act.

Tobias Abisai, a Women and Men Network community policing member died after he was shot by an armed robber at a shopping centre in Katutura's Okuryangava residential area on Saturday.

Public Prosecutor Peter Kandjumbwa opposed the granting of bail and Panduleni was remanded in custody.

Namibian Police Inspector Pretunilla Kauna Shikwambi, who is the head of media relations, informed the media on Sunday that three suspects attempted to rob a security guard.

The security guard was allegedly in possession of money paid by customers to enter the shopping centre.

When the suspects failed in their attempt to rob the security guard, they fired shots into the air, injuring the deceased who was on a routine patrol of the shopping centre.

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