OTJIWARONGO: Omaruru mayor Vincent Kahua is set to make a second appearance in the Omaruru Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on a charge of driving a vehicle with a licence disc that did not correspond with its number plates.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Erongo Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa told Nampa on enquiry Wednesday that Kahua was arrested on 13 September 2012. He appeared in the Omaruru Magistrate’s Court on the same day and posted bail of N.dollars 500.
“We arrested him in Omaruru for driving a vehicle containing conflicting information,” said the Erongo crime investigations’ coordinator.
The licence disc on the vehicle showed a Government registration number, while the number plates on the same vehicle showed a Windhoek registration number.
It is alleged that the mayor bought the white Colt pick-up vehicle at a Government auction in Karibib some three months ago.
“It seems the mayor kept the old licence disc of the auctioned Government vehicle on his car, even though he changed the number plates of the same vehicle,” explained Kashuupulwa. Asked how serious the offence is, she said it is not a corrupt act, but is punishable according to traffic laws.