DAWIE Moller, the business partner of one of the Fishrot accused persons, James Hatuikulipi, was this week arrested by the Namibian Police on a number of charges including money laundering and possession of suspected stolen monies.
Moller is currently the managing director of D&M Rail Constructions, a company whose main shareholders are Hatuikulipi and businessman John Walenga.
The arrest was confirmed by Namibian Police spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, who added that other charges include the contravention of the Prevention of the Organised Crime Act (POCA), prevention of the Financial Intelligence Act (FIA), contravention of the currency exchange act and failing to declare the funds in his possession.
Moller was reportedly also charged with failure to declare funds, as well as theft and possession of suspected property.
He on Tuesday, 5 January 2021, appeared in the Gobabis Magistrate’s Court where he was denied bail and his case remanded to 18 January 2021.
Shikwambi concluded that the arrest is not related to the ongoing Fishrot case in which eight people, including former ministers, have been arrested as those investigations are being carried out by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
“He (Moller) was not arrested for corruption,” said Shikwambi.