Two alleged poachers released on bail in Tsumeb

09 Jul 2019 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 09 JUL (NAMPA) – Two men arrested for allegedly hunting illegally in the Oshikoto Region, were on Monday released on a bail of N.dollars 5 000 each when they made their first court appearance in the Tsumeb Magistrate’s Court.
The accused, Tobias Ipangelwa Nuujoma, 51, and Samuel Mumbala, 56, appeared before Magistrate Ruben Mutuku, who postponed their case to 19 August 2019 for further police investigations.
Nuujoma is a member of the Namibian Defence Force, while Mumbala is an instructor at the Valombola Vocational Training Centre in Ongwediva.
According to a weekly crime report issued on Monday, the accused were allegedly caught up in the illegal hunting after they allegedly loaded the stolen meat in a Nissan pick-up in Tsutsab farm, Tsintsabis on Monday at around 01H00.
They were allegedly found with two duikers, two rabbits, two springhares and an unidentified antelope loaded in the vehicle.
The farm owner heard gunshots, woke up his son and three workers, who then followed the lights of the vehicle and then notified the police who were on hand to arrest the suspects at the check point, the statement added.
A shotgun with one live round, which allegedly belongs to the NDF as well as a Makarov pistol with five rounds, were also found in the car.