FILE. Looking down the barrel of a handgun.
WINDHOEK - A well-known Namibian businessman, Danne Rodney Shaningua, appeared for the first time in the Windhoek Magistrate’s court on Wednesday for allegedly gunning down a Finnish national, Ronni Marco Kristian Uolevi, in a street outside a bar in the early hours of Sunday morning.
It is alleged that 42-year-old Uolevi, who was driving a Land Cruiser, bumped into Shaningua’s white Volkswagen Polo.
According to Namibian police, Shaningua jumped out of his vehicle, drew a pistol and started to randomly shoot at Uolevi’s car before getting back into his own car and driving off.
A police hunt ensued for a rear-ended white Volkswagen Polo, which initially resulted in a wrongful arrest of a 39-year-old whose car fitted the description.
Shaningua was, however, arrested on Tuesday and a pistol, believed to have been fired in the incident, recovered.
Shaningua also pointed out his car to the police.
Uolevi died at the scene.
An autopsy has not yet been finalised, but the police found nine spent cartridges at the scene of the murder.
Bail was denied and Shaningua remains in police custody.
Uolevi had been living in Namibia for more than 20 years and was married to a Namibian dentist.