Poaching suspects granted bail by Oshakati Court

14 Oct 2015 18:10pm
ONGWEDIVA, 14 OCT (NAMPA) – The anti-poaching operation team of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has released the names of four men who were arrested for illegal hunting near the Etosha National Park in the Oshana Region last week.
The suspects are Uugwanga Tauno Hambeleleni, 44; Samuel Shimufeleni Mandume, 41; Leonard Shitaleni, 33; and 22-year-old Shoopala Efraim.
Hambeleleni is the principal of the Mulunga Junior Primary School (JPS) in the Oshana Region’s Ompundja Constituency; Mandume is a cleaner at the said school, while Efraim is Hambeleleni’s cattle herder and Shitaleni is said to be a resident of Omuthiya in the Oshikoto Region.
Deputy Commander of the NamPol Anti-Poaching Operation, Deputy Commissioner Peter William told Nampa on Tuesday that the suspects appeared in the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court on Friday and each was granted bail of N.dollars 1 500.
The four were arrested last week Tuesday evening following a tip-off from members of the public that they allegedly shot and killed 10 protected game and two birds.
The four allegedly hid the animal carcasses at the Mulunga JPS.
Their case has been postponed to 07 December this year for trial.