Businessman caught with suspected stolen copper wire gets bail

27 February 2018 | Justice

A prominent Windhoek-based businessman arrested on Monday while in illegal possession of suspected stolen copper wire, was this morning granted bail of N$10 000.
The 55-year-old Johan Ettiene Weakley was granted bail when he made his first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court.
The bail was granted with bail conditions that Weakley must not directly or indirectly interfere with the police investigation by way of making contact with State witnesses or any other person involved in the matter.
Weakley was arrested by the police on Monday afternoon when he was allegedly found in possession of suspected stolen copper wire worth about N$31 660 at his scrap metal business in Windhoek’s Northern Industrial Area.
The confiscated copper wire reportedly belongs to Telecom Namibia.
Weakly faces a charge of being found in illegal possession of suspected stolen property.
He appeared before Magistrate Vanessa Stanley and his case was remanded until 18 May 2018 to allow for further police investigations into the matter.
Senior Public Prosecutor Rowan Van Wyk represented the prosecution while local defence lawyer Herman Oosthuizen appeared for the accused.
NAMPA

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