ONE of Namibian medal hopefuls for the Tokyo Olympics slated for later this year, boxer Jonas Junias Jonas, was early this morning arrested at his hometown of Swakopmund for attempted murder and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH).
Jonas’ made a remarkable comeback after he was in August 2016 arrested in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, following claims that he attempting to sexually assault a housekeeper in the Olympic village.
He was subsequently eliminated from the boxing competition in Rio after losing to Hassan Amzile of France in the light welter weight division.
Erastus Ikuyu, Deputy commissioner in the Erongo Region, confirmed the arrest, adding that the 2016 Summer Olympics participant will appear in court on Monday.
He, however, could not give more details as he said the police is still finalising the charges against him.
The 27-years-old Jonas will reportedly be charged with the assault of a police officer, attempted murder and violating the Covid-19 curfew regulations.
Jonas, who returned from Ukraine last week where he won the gold medal in the 63kg category at the International Manger Memorial Tournament.