ECN technical director expected in court on Friday

ECN technical director expected in court on Friday

An employee of the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) who is charged with the theft of five laptops from his employer in December last year, will make another appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
Milton Louw made his first court appearance before Windhoek magistrate Ivan Gawanab on 20 December 2019 when his theft case was postponed to 13 March 2020 because police investigations were still at an initial stage at the time.
During Louw's first court appearance on 20 December 2019, a bail amount of N$8 000 was granted to him but because he could not afford to pay the N$8 000, the court reduced bail to N$4 000 with no objection from the prosecution.
The bail was, however, granted with bail conditions in that accused Louw should not leave the district of Windhoek without informing the investigating officers handling his case.
Louw also informed the court that he will seek own private legal representation.
He was arrested on 18 December 2019 after he allegedly stole the five laptops worth N$31 000 from the ECN offices and allegedly sold them to a local pawn shop.
Senior Public Prosecutor Rowan Van Wyk represented the State in the matter on 20 December 2019.
-NAMPA