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Ambulance driver posts bail on attempted rape charge

OTJIWARONGO, 21 APR (NAMPA) – A 43-year-old ambulance driver of the Okahandja State Hospital accused of attempted rape of a colleague, posted bail of N.dollars 2 000 on Thursday.
Ngurimuje Kahepako Kaverua appeared before Okahandja Magistrate Masule Kwizi.
Kwizi explained to him his rights to engage a private lawyer, apply for a State-funded lawyer through the Ministry of Justice’s Directorate of Legal Aid or defend himself in court.
Kaverua opted for a private lawyer.
The case was then postponed to 31 May 2017 for further police investigations.
Public Prosecutor Veruka Njembo appeared for the State.
Kuverua was on Wednesday arrested on a charge of attempting to rape a nurse in her room at the Okahandja State Hospital Nurses’ Home last Friday at about 10h30.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha told Nampa Thursday that Kaverua allegedly entered the sleeping room of the 28-year-old nurse, closed the door, grabbed her and used force to undress her.
Mbeha said the victim allegedly resisted and screamed for help.
During the struggle between the two, Kaverua’s mobile phone rang and he allegedly dropped the victim to answer it.
Kaverua allegedly then exited the room and headed to the office.
The victim only opened the case of attempted rape on Wednesday at the Okahandja Police Station.
Police investigations continue.

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