Seven apprehended for wildlife crimes

At Opuwo, two Namibians were arrested on 13 October for being in possession of a pangolin.

21 October 2020 | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK



Seven suspects were arrested for wildlife-related crimes in five separate cases recently, of which three are new cases registered last week.

This is according to statistics provided by the intelligence and investigation unit within the environment ministry and the protected resources ministry within the safety and security ministry.

Three of the suspects were arrested in connection with rhino poaching or trafficking.

At Grootfontein, a Namibian, Raimo Kakongo, was arrested on 11 October on a charge of conspiring to poach a rhino. The case dates back to August this year. He has been charged with contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act.

At Opuwo, two Namibians were arrested on 13 October for being in possession of a pangolin. Uaninazo Muheke and Mavetumbuavi Mutambo were charged with contravening the Controlled Wildlife Products and Trade Act.

At Onaanda in the Omusati Region, two Namibians, Paulus Amutenya and Abraham Eliaser, were arrested on 15 October and charged with contravening the Arms and Ammunition Act.

At Mururani, two Namibians were arrested for conspiring to hunt a rhino. The case was reported on 2 October. Wakudomo Kudumo and Ludik Lourens were charged with contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act.

Similar News

 

Man kills, buries his partner

11 hours ago | Crime

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOKATANAA 36-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a body discovered on Wednesday at Omayanga village in the Okatana Constituency, Oshana Region. The...

Two women killed by their partners

3 days ago - 24 November 2020 | Crime

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKTwo women were murdered by their partners last week, one strangled to death and the other's body burnt beyond recognition.One of the men that...

'Expert' jewellery thief nabbed

3 days ago - 24 November 2020 | Crime

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATIOshana police say the man arrested at King Kauluma village in the Oshikoto Region for allegedly breaking into Sterns jewellers in Windhoek's Grove Mall...

Five wildlife products seized

1 week ago - 19 November 2020 | Crime

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKA Namibian man who illegally hunted two warthogs and an impala was sentenced to five months in prison or a N$6 000 fine last...

Slain fisherman shot five times

1 week ago - 18 November 2020 | Crime

KENYA KAMBOWE IMPALILA ISLANDFive bullets were retrieved from the body of one of...

Shannon’s boyfriend threatened

1 week ago - 17 November 2020 | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKA group of people allegedly threatened to kill the boyfriend of murder victim Shannon Wasserfall in Kuisebmond on Friday.It is...

Serial rapist strikes again

1 week ago - 17 November 2020 | Crime

LEANDREA LOUWWALVIS BAYThe Erongo police are investigating a third case of housebreaking and rape after a woman (28) was raped at gunpoint in Walvis Bay...

Ya monika ondjo moshipotha shekwatonkonga

1 week ago - 17 November 2020 | Crime

NAMPA OVENDUKAAanyasha yatatu mboka ya kala taya tamanekelwa oshipotha shekwatonkonga yomukiintu moGobabis oomvula ne dha piti oya monika ondjo.Kingsley Balzer (19), Fritz Naobeb (19), oshowo...

Shannon a fumbikwa pasimaneko

1 week ago - 17 November 2020 | Crime

LEANDREA LOUWWALVIS BAY Nakusa Shannon Wasserfall (21) okwa fumbikwa mondoolopa yaMbaye mOlyomakaya ga piti, kengathithi lyaalilisa mboka ye mu pe esimaneko lya hugunina. Wasserfall okwa...

Gang-rape accused found guilty

1 week ago - 16 November 2020 | Crime

NAMPA WINDHOEKThree teenagers accused of raping a woman at Gobabis four years ago have been found guilty.Kingsley Balzer (19), Fritz Naobeb (19), and Norman Witbeen...

Latest News

Kenya's economic growth to rebound...

11 hours ago | Economics

Duncan MiririKenya's economic growth is expected to bounce back next year, the World Bank said on Wednesday, as it emerges from a projected decline in...

Man kills, buries his partner

11 hours ago | Crime

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOKATANAA 36-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a body discovered on Wednesday at Omayanga village in the Okatana Constituency, Oshana Region. The...

Swapo holds on by fingernails

11 hours ago | Politics

TOIVO NDJEBELAWINDHOEKSwapo continued from where it left off with its downward spiral in last year's election by having its hold onto key constituencies and local...

Iipinge taps out

11 hours ago | Politics

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKOutgoing Walvis Bay Urban constituency councillor Knowledge Iipinge, who has conceded to Independent Patriots for Change (IPC) candidate Florian Donatus Tegako, says his work...

Nigerians to slide into further...

11 hours ago | Economics

Camille Malplat and Louise Dewast More than 200 million Nigerians will slide further into poverty as the coronavirus pandemic has sent oil prices tumbling and...

Hit the ground running

11 hours ago | Opinion

At the time of penning this down yesterday, the tabulation of election results was still under way. It didn’t look like a good day at...

Auto Sueco gunning the future...

11 hours ago | Politics

OGONE TLHAGEwindhoekFrom its humble beginnings in 2004, Auto Sueco Namibia is now a reckoned force in the Extra heavy and heavy commercial vehicle market with...

Ivory Coast raises 1 billion...

11 hours ago | Economics

Ivory Coast's Eurobond sale this week, sub-Saharan Africa's first of the pandemic era, raised 1 billion euros (US$1.19 billion) and was five times oversubscribed, the...

Open defecation remains a problem

11 hours ago | Health

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKIt is estimated that 14% of Namibians living in urban areas practise open defecation, while 77% of people living in rural areas do the...

Load More