Family member added to Henties mayor’s case

29 Jun 2017 16:10pm
SWAKOPMUND, 29 JUN (NAMPA) – A family member of the mayor of Henties Bay, Herman /Honeb was arrested Tuesday for allegedly delivering and selling meat without legal documents to /Honeb.
Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu of the Namibian Police Force on Thursday identified the suspect as Walter Hoeseb, 37.
/Honeb is now out on bail after his arrest last week on the same case for allegedly buying and selling a full cattle carcass worth around N.dollars 8 000 from Hoeseb.
The 54-year-old /Honeb had sold the carcass for N.dollars 4 000.
Iikuyu said after they nabbed Hoeseb, he allegedly tried to deceive them by giving them a hide and ear tags which he said belonged to the animal he sold to /Honeb.
“It turned out the hide and ear tags are for a calf and not a grown cattle like the meat we confiscated. So we charged him again (Hoeseb) for defeating the course justice.”
He appeared in Swakopmund on Wednesday where he was given bail of N.dollars 4 000.
Their case was postponed to 25 July 2017 for further police investigation and for Hoeseb to prepare for legal defence.
Iikuyu said Hoeseb also has a pending case in Karibib where he was apprehended for failure to display a licence disc on the vehicle he was driving
The commissioner further said so far, /Honeb and Hoeseb are tight lipped regarding the whereabouts of the animal involved in the case.
“Nobody is willing to prove where the cattle came from, whether it was stolen or it belong to one of them,” said Iikuyu.
He added that investigations are continuing to ascertain whether the cow was stolen or not.
“If we find out it was stolen, then both of them will be charged for stock theft.”