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It was a second no-show for lawyer Titus Mbaeva last week at the pretrial court appearance of Jeremia van Wyk, who confessed under oath to abducting and sexually violating a minor in 2019. A man from Ariamsvlei in the Karasburg district, who allegedly poured petrol on the body of his girlfriend and mother of his 13-month-old baby girl, made his second appearance in the Windhoek High Court last week before Judge Christie Liebenberg. In a landmark judgment delivered yesterday, the Supreme Court of Namibia endorsed the right of the media to publish information that is in the public domain. The police have arrested a 33-year-old man who allegedly submitted fraudulent documents to purchase a luxury vehicle from a Windhoek dealership. Former magistrate-turned-defence lawyer Iileni Velikoshi has been appointed by Russian-born Alexander Krylov and his Namibian counterpart Anna Katrina Engelbrecht to represent them for the remainder of the trial. It is D-day for murder-accused senior government official Likius Valombola who stands accused of murdering student leader Helao Ndjaba in May 2018. The rape, assault, attempted rape and attempted murder trial of a Windhoek resident, who is accused of 23 offences, including the rape and mutilation of a 10-year-old girl in 2018, resumed this week in the High Court before Judge Dinnah Usiku. Namibia’s commissioner of refugees Likius Valombola was reckless about the consequences when he fired two shots in the direction of persons on a street and killed former student leader Helao Ndjaba in May 2018. The highly publicised Fishrot scandal returns to the spotlight this morning when six of the accused present their arguments before Windhoek High Court Judge Shafimana Ueitele following their application to be released on bail. The Windhoek High Court has reduced by three years a 40-year sentence handed to a double-murder convict. Fishrot accused and former Fishcor CEO Mike Nghipunya (37) yesterday told Windhoek High Court Judge Shafimana Ueitele he has no reason to run away, as he has done nothing wrong. A man from Rundu who was charged with murder but convicted on the lesser count of culpable homicide, for causing the death of his two-year-old niece on 4 April 2017 with an axe, was sentenced to an effective four years imprisonment. Former CEO of the National Fishing Corporation of Namibia, Mike Nghipunya yesterday maintained his stance that he was just following orders when he disbursed huge amounts of money to various entities. Former CEO of Fishcor Mike Nghipunya last week told the Windhoek High Court that the company’s then board chairperson and co-accused James Hatuikulipi was the one who gave orders for the transfer of funds to the De Klerk, Horn and Coetzee law firm as well as Sisa Namandje Inc. Bail-seeking former Fishcor CEO Mike Nghipunya claimed documents related to his business affairs, which were retrieved from his work computer could have been forged or tampered with. Fishrot accused Mike Nghipunya was plucked from relative obscurity to the position of CEO for the National Fishing Fishrot accused Otneel Shuudifonya said he loaned co-accused James Hatuikulipi N$2 million in different instalments to help stage the 2017 Swapo congress. Gumwe gadivikwa muhudisi Jackson Babi nkera kagusirepo ehundiro lyendi lyopangenderera eli gatuliremo muhahende gwendi Kadhila Amoomo kompanguro zekeguru sivike esi sina puko omu gahundilire asi ngano vahamukwata ntani vahaza vakakona kone embo lyendi nalinye morwa tayikara ngwendi kapisi paveta. Shuudifonya, who was under cross-examination by deputy prosecutor general Cliff Lutibezi, said the money was currently invested in two projects, including a diamond mine in Angola and a liquid petroleum gas project in Brakwater on the outskirts of Windhoek.