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Windhoek High Court Judges Christi Liebenberg and Herman January on Friday struck the bail appeal of former parliamentarian Steve Biko Booys from the court roll for lack of merit and late filing. Windhoek High Court Judge David Munsu yesterday set the date for arguments on the bail application of former fisheries minister Bernhardt Esau and Fishrot minnow Nigel van Wyk as Friday, 24 November. A man convicted of the murder of H.A.M.S Security Services owner, Andries Petrus de Jager in 2009, wants to appeal his conviction and sentence in the High Court eight years after the fact. Windhoek High Court judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday slammed the lawyer of one of the two American citizens accused of the assassin-like murder of Namibian André Heckmair in Windhoek on 7 January 2011 for his conduct. Deputy prosecutor general Antonia Verhoef yesterday requested Windhoek High Court judge Christie Liebenberg to sentence the two American citizens, convicted of an assassin-like murder of Namibian André Heckmair in 2011, to life imprisonment. A Windhoek resident accused of raping his biological daughter several times and forcing her to abort the foetus after impregnating her has managed to secure the services of a criminal defence lawyer. Lawyer Kadhila Amoomo who represented social activist Michael Amushelelo, has indicated that his client will sue the Minister of Safety and Security Albert Kawana and the Namibian Police Inspector General Joseph Shikongo for N$10 million. Some of the figures implicated in the Fishrot bribery case are yet to sort out their legal representation, causing a delay in the start of the trial. Legal Aid lawyer Albert Titus, who is representing double-murder accused Ernst Josef Lichtenstrasser, wants the court to acquit his client on all charges. A full bench of the Windhoek High Court yesterday dismissed a challenge by Fishrot accused James Hatuikulipi lodged against the provisions of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA) that were used by Prosecutor General Martha Imalwa in freezing his assets. A 27-year-old Drimiopsis resident, who is accused of kidnapping, raping and killing a 27-year-old woman 10 years ago, is denying admissions he made to police officers and a confession he made to a magistrate. City Police spokesperson Fabian Amukwelele was acquitted yesterday on a charge of rape in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court. A resident of Oshikuyu village in the Outapi district was sentenced to an effective 30-years-imprisonment by Judge Herman January in the Oshakati High Court on Friday. A group of businessmen and women, accused of defrauding the government of N$3.5 billion in taxes, had their case postponed yesterday by the Windhoek High Court. A resident from the Ndiyona village near Rundu was on Tuesday convicted of the murders of his wife and minor son by Oshakati High Court Judge Eduard Kesslau. The lawyers of 10 Chinese nationals, one Ugandan, one Cuban, one Angolan and one Namibian on Thursday claimed their clients are being detained unlawfully. An anaesthesiologist, who was involved in the surgery of the deceased wife of alleged killer Patrick Geingob, threatened to sue Geingob’s lawyer on Friday. A resident from the Mix settlement north of Windhoek on Monday pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder, read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act. The trial of a man, who allegedly operated a Ponzi scheme and allegedly ended up defrauding 79 persons of N$4.3 million, is currently embroiled in a trial-within-a-trial over bank statements. Windhoek High Court judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday sentenced two American citizens convicted of the assassin-like murder of Namibian André Heckmair in Windhoek on 7 January 2011 to lengthy jail terms.