Soldier charged with shebeen burglaries

23 August 2019 | Crime

A member of the Namibia Defence Force has been arrested in connection with burglaries at six shebeens at Okakango location in Ondangwa.

Operation Kalahari members have nabbed one of their own.

Elia Kandala (32), a soldier based at Otavi, appeared before the Ondangwa Magistrate's Court on charges of housebreaking on 15 August and was refused bail.

Kandala allegedly organised three accomplices to help him break into the shebeens, where items valued at N$11 435 were stolen.

The Oshana police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Frieda Shikole-Ashiyana, told Namibian Sun that Kandala and his alleged accomplices were arrested by members of the Operation Kalahari Desert task force on 14 August.

“It is suspected that Kandala and his team broke into six shebeens in the late hours of 13 August and were arrested in the early hours of 14 August.

“They were four and he was the one driving the vehicle into which the stolen items were loaded.

“Two of his partners ran away and stolen items were found in the vehicle,” Shikole-Ashiyana said.

The case was postponed to 25 November for further police investigation.



ILENI NANDJATO

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