N$15000 bribe attempt leads to arrest

SESRIEM, Oct 23 – Last Thursday, a Zimbabwean man was arrested after he bribed police officers with N$15000 to let him go. It is alleged that the suspect used a vehicle Ford Ranger to conduct tours, pretending to be a tour guide member from Namibia Tourism Board (NTB). When it was detected he tried to bribe the Police Officers. Police investigations continue under bribery and operating an unregistered regulated business.

Elsewhere, in Otjomuise an inquest is underway after the body of an 70 year old male European national from Holland was found on the 9 km hiking trail at Daan Viljoen Game Park.

It is alleged that the tourist left the Daan Viljoen Game Park lodge where he was visiting hiking trails on Thursday, at about 10:00 alone. His hiking backpack was found on him, with cash and personal documents in it. His body was discovered on Saturday.

In, Tsumeb’s Police Station holding cell, a case of Murder is under investigation as it is alleged that two suspects (trial awaiting prisoners on attempted rape and assault GBH cases) were arguing when one slapped the other who fell to the ground, sustaining serious injuries.

The victim was rushed to Oshakati State Hospital on Friday, but succumbed to the injuries the next day, Saturday 21 October. The deceased is identified as Emil Haramub 34 years old. The suspect is 30 years old and remains in custody. The deceased next of kin is informed. Police investigation continues.

A barbeque farewell party resulted in a blaze that gutted Ongwediva Town lodge on Saturday 21 October. It is allegedly that there was a barbeque farewell party taking place, when the fire sparked the thatched-grass roof, inciting a heavy braze which spread further to all adjacent thatched rooms.

The fire allegedly further extended to Ongwediva Hotel Destiny lodge bar causing damages and emergency services were dispatched to the scene. No injuries and no fatalities were reported. Police investigation continues. – NDN Staffer