Inquest into death of top spy

12 September 2018 | Crime

The police are investigating the death of a top intelligence official, whose body was found with a single shotgun wound to the head.

Police spokesperson Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi confirmed that an inquest docket was opened following the discovery of the body of Paulus Tshilunga (56) early yesterday.

Tshilunga's body was found in his Toyota Land Cruiser near the Daan Viljoen roadblock.

“A police officer who lives in the same area observed the abandoned vehicle and upon closer inspection he found the body of Tshilunga. He had shot himself with his own licensed firearm,” Shikwambi said.

The Namibian Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) boss, Phillemon Malima, yesterday refused to comment on Tshilunga's death.

Namibian Sun understands Tshilunga was the subject of an ongoing in-camera hearing into alleged fraud involving N$17 million.

According to media reports he had been released on N$40 000 bail and was to appear in court again on 18 October.





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