Written submissions in City cop rape case
24 April 2020 | Justice
The Windhoek Magistrate's Court in Katutura will today receive written submissions from all parties involved in the bail application of Windhoek City Police spokesperson Fabian Amukwelele, who stands accused of rape.
Amukwelele was arrested on 8 April after he was accused of raping a 29-year-old City Police colleague in January.
The 37-year-old Amukwelele has pleaded not guilty to the charge of rape, saying it was consensual.
The rape charge stems from an incident that occurred on 11 January this year at Amukwelele's Rocky Crest home. The complainant is now pregnant.
Amukwelele on Wednesday said in his testimony that had there not been a pregnancy there would not have been a case.
While Amukwelele is alleging that he had used a condom, his colleague's version as related by social worker Veronica Theron differed. Theron had given counselling to the woman after the incident.
The woman claimed that no condom was used and that Amukwelele forced himself on her the morning after she had slept over at his house.
Yesterday the investigating officer in the matter from the Gender-based Violence Protection Unit, Detective Emilia Nambahu, took the stand.
Nambahu repeated much of the same details that had been given by Theron on Wednesday.
She confirmed that she had met with the woman and that she had registered a case.
Nambuhu further stressed that they had a strong case against Amukwelele.
The State has argued that bail should be denied because of possible interference in the case.
Amukwelele is represented by Mbushandje Ntinda from Sisa Namandje & Co. while the presiding magistrate is Kalla Kanyenga.