Traffic officer granted bail
25 April 2020 | Crime
A 54-year-old traffic officer was granted bail of N$5 000 in the Swakopmund magistrates court yesterday on charges of alleged corruption.
The case was postponed to 29 May for further investigation.
According to NamPol’s crime investigations coordinator in the Erongo region, Erastus Iikuyu, sergeant Moses Naseb who works for the Walvis Bay Traffic Division, was arrested on Wednesday 22 April after he allegedly solicited a bribe from a truck driver.
Allegedly Naseb solicited a bribe in the form of a sheep carcass valued at N$2 000 from a truck driver who had violated a traffic regulation. The truck belongs to Swakopmund-based butchery owner.
“The suspect allegedly accepted or agreed to accept for his own benefit, a bribe in the form of a sheep carcass valued at N$2 000,” said Iikuyu.
In exchange, Naseb allegedly offered not to issue a fine to the driver who was caught displaying a forged license disk and permit for transportation with a truck.
“The item was recovered and the suspect was arrested for contravening Act 8 of 2003, section 33 (a) and (b) of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Act,” said Iikuyu.
The ACC investigations continue.