School matron arrested for stealing food meant for learners

30 Mar 2014 18:40pm
WINDHOEK, 30 MAR (NAMPA) - A matron responsible for ordering food for learners was arrested at Haimbili Haufiku Senior Secondary School in Eenhana last Thursday on charges of conspiring to steal food valued at nearly N.dollars 30 000.
The 50-year-old Elizabeth Nakapunda, who is from Onuno village, was arrested along with her 22-year-old son Paulus Talombili Kapula.
He was caught transporting the stolen food in a Toyota Land Cruiser with registration N1608EN and trying to sell it.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson Inspector Stephen Nuuyi said at the weekly crime briefing in the capital on Sunday the matron conspired with the driver of the truck delivering the foodstuffs to steal it from the truck on the road between Tsumeb and Eenhana.
He said the police managed to recover the food stuff from the Land Cruiser.
The stolen items comprised 60 boxes of one litre milk valued at N.dollars 5904,18; 18 boxes of meat weighing 10 kilogrammes (kg) each valued at N.dollars 12 600; 36 bags of potatoes weighing 10kg each and valued at N.dollars 3496,99; 11 bags of brown sugar weighing 50kg each and valued at 5170; and 45 bottles of cooking oil measuring two litres each and valued at N.dollars 1 755.
The driver of the delivery vehicle is yet to be arrested, Inspector Nuuyi said.
Nakapunda and Kapula appeared in the Eenhana Magistrate’s Court on Friday and their case was postponed to 08 May 2014 for further police investigations and for them to obtain legal representation.
The two have been remanded in custody.
Meanwhile, three unknown suspects who pretended to be police officers conducting firearm inspections stole goods including a revolved from Farm Eerste Ring at Otavi on Thursday.
They arrived at the farm at around 19h30 in a white sedan with green number plates.
Nuuyi explained that the three unknown suspects held the farm owner and his friend at gunpoint. They fled with the revolver, two cellphones, Land Cruiser car keys and N.dollars 2 200 in cash.
No arrests have been made and none of the stolen items have been recovered yet.
Police investigations into the matter continue.
At Otjiwarongo, a 33-year-old man was gun-pointed by two suspects and robbed of N.dollars 11 229 in cash at G and T Entertainment on Saturday.
The incident occurred at around 23h50.
One of the suspects has been arrested and police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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