City Police official arrested on corruption charges

25 Jun 2015 12:40pm
WINDHOEK, 25 JUN (NAMPA) – An assistant superintendent of the City Police was arrested by investigators of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday after he allegedly sought money from a business owner for the issuing of a fitness certificate.
A media statement issued by the ACC on Wednesday said the 43-year-old Adolf Kaghuyu is amongst others responsible for policing in respect of the renewal of certificates of fitness for business entities in Windhoek.
It said after the application for renewal of a certificate of fitness for a local gambling establishment was not approved by the City Police, the owner of the establishment attempted to enquire from Kaghuyu why it was not approved.
The assistant superintendent then allegedly solicited N.dollars 4 000 from the owner in exchange for approving the certificate of fitness.
After receiving the money, he approved the certificate.
The owner then approached the ACC and following a sting operation, Kaghuyu was arrested on a charge of contravening Section 43 (1) (Corruptly using office or position to obtain gratification) of the Anti-Corruption Act, Act No 8 of 2003.
He was found in possession of the money.
Kaghuyu appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday and was released on bail of N.dollars 4 000. His case was remanded to 27 August 2015.