Business man sentenced in traffic officer bribery case

01 Aug 2018 15:20pm

A business man identified as Vincente Finavamwe, owner of Fanivamwe Transport Close Corporation has been sentenced in a case in which he attempted to bribe a traffic officer this year.

It is reported that one of Fanivamwe’s trucks were stopped by a traffic officer who observed that the truck had an invalid license disk.

Fanivamwe then offered a bribe of N$3 000 to the traffic officer to turn a blind eye, and offered to add N$20 000 more later.

He was then arrested after a sting operation was conducted.

Fanivamwe was subsequently arraigned on corruption charges and convicted on the 10th of July 2018 on a charge of contravention of section 38 (c) read with section 43 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act, Act 8 of 2003, bribery of a Public Officer and sentenced to a fine of N$ 20 000 or five (5) years' imprisonment.

He was in addition also convicted of a contravention of section 35 (2) (b) of the Anti-Corruption Act, corruptly giving a gratification to an agent and fined N$ 30 000 or eight (8) years' imprisonment. The sentences are to run cumulatively and concurrently.