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A Rehoboth resident who allegedly killed his 18-year-old pregnant girlfriend, finally pleaded to a charge of murder, read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act. The objection against the admissibility of a confession by David Tashiya, one of the men charged with the murder of Walvis Bay businessman Hans-Jorg Möller, was dismissed yesterday by Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku. Windhoek-based defence counsel Mbanga Siyomunji has successfully defended a Windhoek resident – referred to as a friendly uncle by the complainant – on a charge of rape in the Windhoek Regional Court. Social media influencer and foreign currency trader Brownson Lukas, also known as ‘John Wick CEO’, who is being accused of assaulting two of his girlfriends, is applying in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court to be released on bail. “According to my instructions, my client says he never attempted to kill himself.” An Ondangwa-based lawyer, who was sentenced to effective six-year imprisonment for four counts of fraud, one count of attempting to defeat or obstruct the course of justice and two counts of forgery or uttering, suffered a loss when his application was dismissed. Murder accused Abraham Maasdorp is asking Windhoek High Court Judge Claudia Claasen to discharge him in a section 174 application because no credible evidence was presented against him. The fraud and corruption trial of former CEO of the Road Contractors Company Kelly Nghixulifwa and two of his business friends, Anna Ndoroma and Hafeni Nginamwaami, resumed with evidence from several key witnesses. A resident of Otjimbingwe in the Erongo region yesterday vehemently denied he raped and/or assaulted or threatened three girls he is accused of violating. Social media influencer and foreign currency trader Brownson Lukas, also known as ‘John Wick CEO’ on social media, was granted bail in the amount of N$50 000 yesterday in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court. Katima Mulilo Urban councillor Kennedy Simasiku is demanding N$2 million in damages from three members of his constituency for alleged defamation of character. Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute and Judge Herman January dismissed an appeal against the conviction for murder and the 18-year sentence a Rundu resident lodged. Fishrot accused Ricardo Gustavo on Friday indicated he will petition Chief Justice Peter Shivute after Windhoek High Court acting Judge Kobus Miller refused to grant him leave to appeal his decision to not recuse himself from the trial. Two judges of the Windhoek High Court have seriously reprimanded a former magistrate of the Karibib Magistrate’s Court for using the wrong procedure in sentencing four men who admitted being in possession of stolen donkey meat. Muyemeli wasilalanda sa Katima Mulilo yatolopo Kennedy Simasiku, ulaela kuli alifiwe masheleñi alikana bolule bababeli mwalisinyehelo, kilimembala zetalu zefumaneha mwasilalanda sa hae kabaka lakumusinya libizo. The former chairman of the board of the Road Contractors Company, Otto Shikongo, testified during the past week and yesterday about the decisions that led to the arrest and prosecution of its then CEO Kelly Nghixulifwa and two of his business friends, Anna Ndoroma and Hafeni Nghinamwaami. An auditor, who was tasked to investigate the dealings of the Roads Contractor Company implicating its former CEO Kelly Nghixulifwa, said his inquiry uncovered several irregularities. State lawyer Taodago Gaweseb yesterday asked Windhoek High Court Judge Claudia Claasen to remove convicted baby killer and 30-year-old Priscilla Daukeline Stuurman from society for a very long period. Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute yesterday convicted a 30-year-old farmworker accused of killing his employer with an axe and of kidnapping and raping the wife of the deceased, on all charges against him. Deputy prosecutor general Antonia Verhoef last week asked Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg to move a former senior police officer attached to the Women and Child Protection Unit in Keetmanshoop from Seeis police station to the section for trial awaiting inmates at the Windhoek Correctional Facility.