Jaftha released on N$1 000 bail

06 May 2019 | Crime

Ganja Users of Namibia president Brian Jaftha, who was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly being in possession marijuana, was released on bail of N$1 000 when he appeared in the Katutura Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Jaftha was arrested after the police raided his home in Katutura and allegedly found marijuana, just days after the group protested and handed over a petition to cabinet requesting that marijuana use be legalised in Namibia.

His bail was initially set at N$2 000, but he then told Magistrate Atutala Namwenyo Shikalepo he cannot afford that amount because he is unemployed. The amount was then reduced to N$1 000.

His case was postponed to 13 August to allow for further police investigations and for him to obtain legal aid. If he fails to show up at 09:00 for his next court date, a warrant of arrest may be issued and his bail money will be provisionally cancelled and forfeited to the State.