Murder Suspect Denied Bail

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By Anna Shilongo

WINDHOEK

Paulus Kamati, the second accused in the murder and robbery case involving a German couple in July, made his first court appearance in the Windhoek Magistrates’ Court yesterday and was denied bail.

He faces a charge of murder and armed robbery with aggravating circumstances.

The 26-year-old suspect appeared before Magistrate Sarel Jacobs, following his arrest at a service station in the capital’s Mandume Ndemufayo Avenue over the weekend.

Kamati was not asked to plead. He opted for private legal aid.

He is the second suspect in the murder and robbery case of a 56-year-old German tourist, who was killed on July 8 this year while trying to rescue his wife.

The presiding magistrate postponed the case for further investigation, while the suspect remains in custody at the Windhoek Central Prison together with his co-accused, Fanuel Festus Shipanga. They both are to re-appear in court on December 6.

His co-accused was arrested in Ondangwa on August 3. He has already appeared in court on similar charges.

The two allegedly attacked the couple along Khomas Hochland Road.

They apparently shot the deceased in the head when he reportedly tried to rescue his wife whom they had attacked.

After killing him, they loaded the deceased’s body into the couple’s rented car and drove off in the vehicle with the body at the back. They finally dumped the body on a riverbed before overturning the car and fleeing on foot.

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