Two Chinese men face bribery and illegal immigration charges

10 Oct 2017 17:40pm
ONGWEDIVA, 10 OCT (NAMPA) – Police at Oshivelo in the Oshikoto Region on Tuesday morning arrested a 36-year-old Chinese man on a charge of bribery and another 42-year-old man from the same country for flouting Namibian immigration laws.
Crime investigations coordinator of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the region, Deputy Commissioner Naomi Katjiua in a regional crime report issued Tuesday revealed that the bribery case involves the man allegedly bribing a police officer on duty at the Oshivelo checkpoint on the same day.
“It is alleged that a Chinese national bribed a police officer with N.dollars 200 while performing his duties,” Katjiua stated.
She pointed out that the suspect placed the money in the hand of the officer in order to let them pass the checkpoint.
This happened after the same police officer asked the suspect and his passenger to produce their passports.
“The suspect (on bribery charge) was arrested and the passenger also arrested as an illegal immigrant, and are all detained,” said Katjiua.
The names of the two are withheld until they appear before court.
The police at Oshivelo also registered an inquest case on Tuesday, following the alleged suicide of 49-year-old Christopher Kamati at Farm Vryheid No. 888, south of Oshivelo.
His next of kin are informed.
“It is alleged that the deceased, who was a suspect in a stock theft case (Oshivelo CR 25/07/2017), travelled to Oshakati yesterday (Monday), set fire to the dwelling of a witness and co-farm worker, Simon Petrus Nandjaya, who escaped unharmed, and returned back,” Katjiua explained.
Kamati was found hanging under a tree in front of the main farm house by other farm workers at about 06h00 on Tuesday.
It is not yet known why Kamati decided to take his own life, as no suicide note was found on the scene.