Illegal vehicle registering syndicate expands

30 Sep 2013 11:30
WALVIS BAY, 30 SEP (NAMPA) – Two women caught red-handed registering imported vehicles illegally at the NaTIS office in Walvis Bay, made their first appearance in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
The suspects - Selicia Nikerwa, 30, and 38-year-old Martha Ithana - were denied bail on a charge of fraud by Magistrate Andre Matulich.
Both suspects remain in police custody, and the matter was remanded to 10 October 2013 to commence with the bail application.
According to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s acting Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Erongo Region, Detective Inspector Erastus Iikuyu, the two suspects, who are employees of a clearing agent, applied for the registration of imported vehicles at Natis with a falsified customs’ document.
Iikuyu said this falsified document contained the particulars of Nikerwa and Ithana, as well as a copy of their identification documents.
The suspects were arrested on 25 September 2013, after more than 20 documents of such a nature were found in their possession.
Iikuyu further explained that NamPol is still on the lookout for the cars which were illegally registered, as these imported cars were only meant to be in transit in Namibia.