Swakop cops recover N.dollars 100 000

21 May 2014 11:20am
SWAKOPMUND, 21 MAY (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Swakopmund recovered N.dollars 100 000 in cash, and arrested two male suspects on Sunday in connection with fraud.
Chadleight David, 23; and Stanley Tjiharo, 26; appeared before Magistrate Nelao Brown in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
They each face a charge of fraud.
The money is suspected to have been stolen from the account of a Standard Bank Namibia client.
Brown remanded the suspected fraudsters in custody for further police investigations to be carried out, and for them to formally apply for bail.
Confirming the incident to Nampa on Tuesday, NamPol Detective Inspector at Walvis Bay Erastus Iikuyu said David and Tjiharo allegedly organised an ‘inside’ scam with a female employee of Standard Bank.
The detective said it is suspected that with the help of the bank employee, the money was transferred from the complainant’s account into a different account, from where it was withdrawn.
Iikuyu noted that the woman, who is employed by Standard Bank, was arrested on Tuesday.
She is expected to appear in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
He could, however, not say whether the money was recovered in David and Tjiharo’s possession, or found somewhere else.
They could also not reveal the complainant’s identity as yet.
“This incident seems to be part of an ongoing scam. Therefore, the police are investigating the matter further,” Iikuyu stated.
Prosecutor Erastus Hatutale represented the State in the matter.