Walvis Bay hit and run accused to apply for bail

Walvis Bay hit and run accused to apply for bail

The wife of Walvis Bay Urban Constituency Councillor who allegedly killed a man in a hit and run incident will formally apply for bail on Tuesday.
Jeronette Benson is charged with culpable homicide, fleeing from the scene of the accident, failure to ascertain the nature of injury and driving without a valid drivers license.
She was detained by police on Sunday after allegedly bumping 62-year-old Charlie Doit, who died of injuries in the hospital.
According to police, the car she was driving was found stuck and abandoned in the sand when she allegedly tried to take a shortcut to the Narraville suburb.
Benson made her first court appearance at Walvis Bay on Monday.
A statement from Walvis Bay Urban Councillor Deriou Benson says his wife is struggling to process the ordeal and was traumatised, leading to her hospitalisation on Saturday.
The Councillor says his wife is cooperating with the police and they are tracing the family of the deceased to help with funeral arrangements.