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James Hatuikulipi, one of the central figures in the multi-million-dollar fisheries bribery scandal called Fishrot, is at it again as he stands accused of attempting to tamper with the ongoing investigations by orchestrating misleading lies. An attempt by a former Otjozondjupa police deputy commissioner to get the Supreme Court to reverse the ruling of the High Court where he had challenged his dismissal was set aside by a three-judge panel. The defence lawyer of a man, accused of raping his girlfriend’s daughter last week, informed the court that they would be launching a new bail application on new facts. An attempt by law firm Shikongo Law Chambers to claim N$3.1 million from a Chinese construction company in legal fees allegedly accrued during a court challenge of the cancelled N$7 billion Hosea Kutako International Airport tender was shot down by the High Court last week. Former fisheries minister Bernhard Esau and his son-in-law Tamson Hatuikulipi, who were both arrested in November last year for alleged corruption, have approached the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court for bail consideration. Former cabinet minister Bernhardt Esau has bluntly denied using his office for personal gain, claiming he is an innocent man being targeted by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Fishrot accused Tamson ‘Fitty’ Hatuikulipi has offered unbonded properties valued at N$16 million as security to be released on bail. The legal battle for the Fishrot accused to be freed on bail has opened a can of worms after the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court was yesterday informed of the existence of over N$1 billion (US$63 million) reportedly linked to the international fishing scandal. Marén de Klerk, one of the lawyers whose law firm?s account was allegedly used to launder money from State-owned National Fishing Corporation of Namibia (Fishcor) has provided the Anti-Corruption Commission of Namibia (ACC) with an affidavit that he was involved in a conspiracy. The State will trace and add a new suspect to the list of men, accused of armed robbery at the Westlane Lifestyle Centre in Windhoek, nearly three years ago. Namdeb has established and opened a fully-fledged testing facility at Oranjemund in response to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. A 44-year-old man from Walvis Bay is the second coronavirus-positive person to die in Namibia, health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula confirmed yesterday. The ruling in the legal battle for the Law Society of Namibia (LSN) to be allowed access to local lawyer Sisa Namandje’s law firm trust account has been postponed to August. A 32-year-old man, who admitted to killing two people within 24 hours at a farm in the Rehoboth district nearly a year ago, was handed two life sentences in the Windhoek High Court yesterday. The case of a man, who is facing multiple counts of rape and that of defiling and mutilating a 10-year-old girl in 2018, is ready to proceed for trial in the High Court. A former Global Fund employee, who is accused of killing his former supervisor and injuring a colleague during a shooting spree in 2019, is set to undergo psychiatric evaluation. The prosecutor general has yet to pronounce herself in the case of three Angolan women who were caught at Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) with more than N$2.2 million in foreign currencies. The Namibian police have concluded investigations into the case of the woman accused of killing her neighbour over alcohol in 2018. Mwatelulo wants the Windhoek chief magistrate to appoint a presiding officer who has not made any previous decision relating to cases in which he is an accused. The State, as represented by deputy prosecutor general Cliff Litubezi, said Gustavo cannot argue that he should be granted bail because others in high profile cases were granted bail. He said every case is judged on its own merit.