THE Anti-Corruption Commission urgently requested the public to assist them in tracing a notorious gangster from Windhoek, Maveipi Patriot Andima, who skipped bail and absconded from appearing in court after being arrested on charges of corruption.
Andima is a known associate of Kablou, another notorious gangster that was shot by police about a year ago. He was admitted to a Windhoek hospital in a critical condition at the beginning of March this year after an incident of brutal gang retribution in Katutura. At the time Andima was kidnapped by members of another gang where he was assaulted and stabbed to within an inch of his life.
One of the ACC’s investigating officers confirmed that the suspect has several unresolved criminal and corruption cases pending against him.
“Some of the cases date as far back as 2010 and he is also known to have impersonated a Windhoek City Police officer on several occasions to amongst others, hijack cars, to perpetrate other robberies and steal from others under false pretences. Andima is also known as a burglar with a propensity for extreme violence.”
According to a statement issued by the ACC Andima corruptly solicited or accepted gratification as an induced agent and for corruptly using false document by an agent. In this regard he contravened Section 35(1) (a) (3)(b) read with section 32, 35(4), 46, 49 and 51 of the Anti-Corruption Act, 2003 (Act No. 8 of 2003):
Andima failed to appear in court on 10 June 2019. During court proceedings the presiding magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest and the case was postponed to today. His last known address was Erf Number: 647, Omusaona Street, Katutura.
The ACC requested any person who knows Andima’s whereabouts to contact Chief Investigating Officer Kanyangela at 061 435 4000 or at 081 127 7486 or Senior Investigating Officer Iipinge at 061 435 4000 or 081 271 9452. Alternatively people with such information are requested contact the nearest Police Station.