Moussongela can be ISIS operative By William J. Mbangula
April 20, 2017, 6:56 pm
Giving testimony in Ondangwa Magistrate Court the Executive Director of Namrights Phil Ya Nangolo described Pedro Marcelino Moussongela as a flight risk and can be an agent of the Isamic State(ISIS). Ya Nangolo was testifying as the friend of the court in Moussongela's application for bail. He said the charges of human trafficking, incest, fraud and forgery are serious issues which has shut down the doors to be released. "Anyone facing charges of human trafficking should remain in jail until the matter has been finalised. All the doors are firmly shut until the matter has been resolved". Ya Nangolo also told the court that Moussongela came to Namibia through dubious means as a pastor and no one can tell whether he is an Angolan, Congolese or Nigerian. Apparently he came to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) while he was very young as a refugee and he stayed there for a long time. He has relatives in Canada and Turkey. The suspect has travelled to many countries such as Britain, Turkey, US, DRC, Angola, South Africa and many other countries. "As a result, this man can be a security risk to Namibia and be used as a link to recruit potential people to be radicalized by ISIS, Boko Haram and Al Shabaab among many others." Said Ya Nangolo: "You cannot put a wolf in charge of sheep's because it going to up the remaining sheep's. I mean Moussongela cannot be released to continue with his criminal activities. The wealth he is talking was obtained illegally and the court cannot condone his claims because this supporting criminal activities." About his marriages, Ya Nangolo noted that those marriages were dubiously conducted in order for him to obtain Namibian citizenship. Moussongela's application was postponed to 22 May 2017 with Ya Nangolo still continuing to testify. The pastor-turned businessman will remain in custody at Oluno Prison.