Dennis Noa remains in custody

Kandjemuni Kamuiiri

Dennis Noa, son of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Director, Paulus Noa, made his second appearance on Friday at Katutura Magistrate court, facing charges of sexually violating an 18- year-old male patient at Katutura Hospital.

According to magistrate Shikalepo Atutala Namwenyo, investigations are still not finalized. “The matter is scheduled for further investigations, which are outstanding as they have additional statements to be obtained, and further analysis from the lab (Nation Forensic Science Institution of Namibia) to be obtained. We have agreed the date of 22 July 2021 for further investigations,” Namwenyo stated.

The magistrate added that “the objections to bail are still the same and have agreed 28 May 2021 for formal bail application in this matter.” Noa’s bail application was put on hold in his first court appearance due to an investigation that had to be conducted by the state before the application.

The accused is being held in custody at Seeis Police Station after he requested for a transfer through his lawyer, Mcleod Jansen, from Wanaheda Police Station on grounds of his safety and his profession, a request which Magistrate Johannes Shuuveni granted.

His transfer from Wanaheda Police Station to Seeis Police station on the outskirts of Windhoek, has, however, brought suspicions of special treatment of high profile suspects in Namibia.

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