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ACC arrests two in connection with NamRA bribe

ACC arrests two in connection with NamRA bribe

Staff Reporter

THANKS to a tip-off from a whistleblower, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Monday apprehended foreign national Guo Yunhai (51), owner of ABC Investment CC in Katima Mulilo, and his manager, Namibian Rodney Sinvula Siyengwa (33), for trying to bribe a Namibia Revenue Agency (NamRA) official.

The ACC received a tip-off from the whistle-blower that the two wanted to bribe a NamRA official with an amount of N$100 000 after the owner of ABC Investment CC was found to owe tax estimated over N$8 million.

Following a report to the ACC, a sting operation together with NamRA was organized and both Yunhai and Siyengwa were arrested while handing over the money to the NamRA official.

The two appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday and the case was postponed to Friday, 24 June for formal bail applications.

In a statement, the ACC commended Namibian officials who put national interests above their personal interests by reporting corrupt persons who offer them bribes in exchange for betraying the official responsibilities entrusted to them.

“What the official of NamRA did is a good example to emulate. The ACC remains ready to take speedy actions against suspects of corruption,” the ACC said.

The ACC urged those in positions of trust to continuously perform their duties diligently and ethically, and uphold a high level of integrity at all times.

“Have the courage to report suspected acts of corruption. The corrupt practices must be exposed so that the transgressors face consequences,” the ACC said.

To report corruption, visit ACC offices in Windhoek, Otjiwarongo, Oshakati and Swakopmund, call 0800 222 888 or send an email to anticorruption@accnamibia.org

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