Traffic administrative officer arrested for alleged corruption

04 October 2019 | Crime

Walvis Bay

It is alleged that Andreas Eichab (42), solicited a bribe of N$1500.00 from a member of the public was involved in a motor vehicle accident on 24 September 2019.

Eichab allegedly asked a member of the public to pay him money to avoid disqualification of his licence disc which was removed from his vehicle by a traffic officer who attended the accident scene. The two then agreed to an amount of N$1500.

By law if the vehicle is fixed within 14 days, the licence disk can be released by paying an amount of N$ 30.00..

Following the reports to the commission, a sting operation was staged. Eichab was arrested after he received the N$ 1500.00 on 30 September.

He appeared in the Walvisbay Magistrates Court on 1 October and was released on bail of N$5000. The case was postponed to 4 November 2019 for further investigation.

He was charged with contravening section 33 (a) and (b) of the Anti-Corruption Act, Act No 8 of 2003 (offense of corruptly soliciting gratification).

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