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Man escapes police before lock-up

Sun, 25 November 2012 19:28
by Linekela Halwoodi
Courts

A local man who was arrested under the suspicion for possession of stolen items but managed to slip through the hands of the police two weeks ago, was finally arrested this week.
Simon Amulenda, 27, made his first appearance at the Katutura Magistrate Court this week, under the charges of possession of suspected stolen property and an additional one for escaping before being locked up, following his disappearing act.
Amulenda had in his possession, a microwave, kettle, clothes, three Netman devices, one DVD player and a home theatre system when the police caught up with him in Katutura on 7th of this month.
He was set to be put behind bars till his first court appearance but he managed to escape from the police. He is currently in police custody with no bail, although he can make a formal bail application now, if he so wishes.
His case will return to court on 11th February next year while further investigations are being done.