Jaftha released on N$1 000 bail
06 May 2019 | Crime
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.