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WINDHOEK -The man who is accused of killing a four-year-old boy he cared for as his own son, after he heard rumours that he is not the biological father, testified yesterday that his neighbour was the one who is responsible for the boy’s death. WINDHOEK - Just one day after he was convicted of murder with direct intent for killing the mother of his two children by stabbing her 14 times with a knife, a Grootfontein resident was sentenced to 35 years behind bars by Oshakati High Court Judge, Johanna Salionga last week. WINDHOEK - Eldrin Goliath, the now 22-year-old resident of Rehoboth who was convicted of murder with direct intent, rape and theft will be sentenced tomorrow in the Windhoek High Court, Judge Christi Liebenberg stated yesterday after hearing oral submissions by the state and defence counsels. WINDHOEK - Eldrin Goliath, the 22-year-old resident of Rehoboth who was convicted on a charge of rape, murder with direct intent and theft was sentenced to an effective 28 years imprisonment on Friday morning, WINDHOEK - Two Chinese nationals sentenced to 24 months in jail each for attempting to bribe a police official with N$4000 to stop her investigation into a money laundering complaint against one of them was last Friday denied bail pending an appeal they lodged against the sentence. WINDHOEK - Immanuel Tjikunga who is serving a life sentence in the Windhoek Correctional Facility for convictions on May 03, 1995 on robbery and murder has lost a half-baked bid to be released on parole after he served 23 years of his life sentence. WINDHOEK - The two men still in custody over the alleged murder of renowned stock theft investigator, Hiambepo ‘Major’ Kazeurua yesterday asked the Windhoek High Court to allow them to apply for bail on their own. WINDHOEK - Activist Job Amupanda has come out guns blazing against the prioritisation of establishing a commercial court in April this year, instead of a small claims court. The Namibian Defence Force (NDF) has been ordered to vacate a private shooting range in the district of Rehoboth after the lawful owners approached the Windhoek High Court on an urgent basis to evict them from the premises they unlawfully occupied. WINDHOEK - The Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Paulus Noa was at pains yesterday to explain the procedures used when they apply for search warrants and summonses to obtain access to records and bank accounts of fraud suspects. WINDHOEK - A former senior Namibian police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting an 18-year-old apologised to the family of his victim when he testified in mitigation of sentence in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Prison Facility before Judge Dinnah Usiku. WINDHOEK - The two men charged in Namibia’s largest ever cocaine bust have approached the Windhoek High Court to appeal the refusal of Walvis Bay magistrate, Ilge Rheent to release them on bail pending the finalisation of their ongoing trial. WINDHOEK - A Swakopmund resident who allegedly raped a 14-year-old and another woman in the spate of five days after being released on bail on a previous rape charge will hear on March 6 whether his claims of consent will get him off the hook on four of the charges of rape. WINDHOEK - The tax refund scam trial that was supposed to have started yesterday was postponed to today after Acting High Court Judge Kobus Miller was informed that several issues including legal representation for some of the accused still need resolving. WINDHOEK - Judge Naomi Shivute yesterday granted estate agent Erwin Sprangers, 58, a reduction of N$100 000 on his bail amount of N$200 000. WINDHOEK - The legal aid lawyer of the man accused of killing a four-year-old boy he cared for as his own son after he heard rumours that he is not the biological father withdrew from the trial on Monday citing conflicting instructions. WINDHOEK - Maternity leave is between employers and employees and not between an accused and the court, Acting Judge of the Windhoek High Court Kobus Miller said yesterday. WINDHOEK - Teckla Lameck and her co-accused have scored another significant victory against the State in their ongoing mega-fraud trial when Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday declared the summonses used to obtain access to their bank records unlawful. WINDHOEK - Chaos reigned in the Windhoek Central Business District (CBD) yesterday afternoon after a man disgruntled over what is said to be a demotion and consequently a reduced salary and remunerative perks killed a female colleague and wounded another at their office. WINDHOEK - The man who caused terror in the Windhoek central business district (CBD) when he fatally shot his former boss and wounded the woman who did his appraisal, causing him to lose a well-paid job at Global Fund, made his first court appearance yesterday in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court.