Complaints to ACC drop

21 April 2017 | Government

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigated 172 of the 401 allegations of corruption referred to it during the financial year 2015/16.

It forwarded 29 cases to the prosecutor-general, of which 13 were prosecuted.

The number of complaints received by the ACC had decreased by 6% from the previous financial year.

The commission referred all non-corruption cases to other authorities and 184 cases were closed without investigation.

The ACC says cases are closed because there are no reasonable grounds for investigating, or the matter is non-jurisdictional, or the matter is the subject of an investigation by another body, or the complaint is frivolous or vexatious.

The extent of the fraud in the cases referred to the PG's office amounted to more than N$27 million. Other notable cases under investigation by the ACC during 2015/16 involved amounts totalling N$132 million.

One of these cases involved eight public servants from the Ministry of Health and Social Services who had conspired to channel close to N$5 million into a bank account to which they had access.

At the Henties Bay municipality three private persons submitted fraudulent claims of N$788 995 that were paid out by corrupt officials.

The ACC reported that a prisoner had orchestrated a criminal scam involving N$20 000 from police cells where he was detained.

Two public servants at the Oshikoto regional council attempted to embezzle N$20 million from a toilet-construction project.

An employee of the Hardap regional council working in the Schlip constituency was accused of having misappropriated N$62 446 collected for water and electricity.

The ACC also investigated and charged Namibians and a group of Angolans who had connived to submit fraudulent value-added tax refund claims to the value of N$114 million. The accused were charged under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (POCA). The High Court has issued forfeiture orders totalling more than N$20 million against the accused.

There was also alleged corruption involving N$11 million at the former Polytechnic of Namibia, where forged documentation was used to allow students with outstanding debts to register.

A bribe of N$1 million was reportedly solicited at Unam for the awarding of a security contract.

A former employee at the Namibia Development Corporation was accused of fraud amounting to close to N$5 million.

The ACC forwarded documentation to the Asset Forfeiture Unit of the PG's office in order to restrain close to N$3 million that had been transferred into the bank account of an employee of August 26 Industries because the origin of the funds was suspicious.


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