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Teacher embroiled in drug bust

Teacher embroiled in drug bust

Eba Kandovazu

A TEACHER at Schmellenville Combined School in the south caused a stir in the community when he was arrested with two for possession of drugs.

 

It is alleged that the three men were found in possession of 68 ballies of pure cannabis. They have since been charged with dealing in dependence producing drugs, although the exact value and weight of the cannabis could not yet be established.

 

Meanwhile, a female 33-year-old employee of the home affairs ministry in Usakos is facing various charges of corruption after it emerged that she had been allegedly issuing national documents to foreigners, fraudulently and unprocedurally.

 

According to Nampol Spokesperson Sergeant Immanuel Iiduwa, the suspect used her office for her own gratification. She is employed as an Administration officer.

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“It is further alleged that the suspect assisted foreign nationals to remain in Namibia by issuing them national birth certificates knowing full well they have been fabricated, forged and falsified. This as a result amounts to false conduct. The documents have been seized,” Iiduwa said.

 

In an unrelated matter, a 25-year-old woman instantly died after she was ran over by a vehicle while she was buying food from a street vendor in Eenhana. The victim’s name is Pandelia Johannes.

 

It is alleged that the driver of the car, a 39-year-old man lost control of the vehicle because he was speeding.

 

“He recklessly drove a white Isuzu along the Sam Nujoma drive and he got off the road, running over the female customer. She was dragged up to the point where the car bumped against a boundary wall. In the process, another street vendor was also injured and various make-shift stands, items on display were run over,” Iiduwa stated.

 

The suspect, who sustained an open wound in the face was arrested although blood tests could not at the time be made to establish whether or not he was drunk. He was rushed at the hospital for x-ray. Investigations in the matter continue.

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