THE Namibian Police in Ohangwena Region has handed three vehicles that were stolen earlier this month at Luanda Bairro Patriota back to the rightful owners from Angola at the Oshikango border post on Tuesday.
The vehicles recovered were two KIA Sportage and one Toyota Land Cruiser Prado with a combined value of N$1.5 million.
They were stolen from Chana Rent-A-Car Company in the Angolan capital, Luanda.
Chief Inspector Lameka Haipinge of NamPol handed over the vehicles to the car hire company’s representative, Francisco Adelio Marques, on the occasion that took place at the Oshikango border post.
Haipinge said the vehicles were found at private boundary wall house at Omafo in the Helao Nafidi Town on 11 March, following a tip-off from a member of the public.
According to him, a 34-year-old Namibian woman, Johanna Moshana, has been arrested in connection with the theft of the vehicles.
It is alleged that Moshana is a girlfriend of an Angolan man, who is believed to be the main suspect in the theft of the vehicles.
“She appeared already in court at Ohangwena on 15 March and the case is postponed to 20 May this year,” said Haipinge.
Moshana was released on N$7 000 bail during her court appearance, while her alleged Angolan boyfriend is yet to be traced.