Pokolo falls sick in jail, wishes to apply for bail

13 Oct 2013 12:40pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 13 OCT (NAMPA) - Suspended NovaNam Human Resources’ Manager David Pokolo who was arrested by the Namibian Police last week, fell ill inside the police cells in Keetmanshoop where he was being kept, and taken to a nearby hospital.
Pokolo and co-accused Jesaya Titus Panduleni were arrested on 04 October on suspicion that they are part of a pension scam syndicate which robbed some former employees of NovaNam.
So far, six people are thought to have fallen prey to the pension scam at the company, which allegedly involves more than N.dollars 200 000.
Crime Investigations’ Co-ordinator of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the //Karas Region, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Isaak confirmed to Nampa on Sunday that Pokolo was taken to the Keetmanshoop State Hospital for treatment.
“His blood sugar level was high, and the police thus took him to hospital. He was given medicine and returned to the prison cells in Keetmanshoop. Pokolo said he will apply for bail next week Monday at Lüderitz,” Isaak said.
The police are still investigating the pension scam.
So far, 18 forged pension claim forms were stopped by Old Mutual last month after NovaNam management instructed the company to do so for the safety of the employees’ money, and for a forensic audit to be conducted into the scam.