WINDHOEK: Members of the Namibian Police Force are working around the clock to track down the Congolese national who escaped from police custody on Monday last week.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Khomas Region, Deputy Commissioner Sylvanus Nghishidimbwa told Nampa yesterday that the suspected drug dealer, Lewis da Silva Dabo who is from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is still at large but is believed to still be in the country.
Nghishindimbwa urged members of the community to assist the police in finding Dabo, 33 , who allegedly jumped out of the police van and ran away shortly after the police opened the vehicle’s door upon arrival at the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court.
Dabo and another Congolese man, Malesho Kabeya, 36, and a 26-year-old Windhoek resident Rudselia Boois were arrested last weekend by NamPol’s Drug Law-Enforcement Unit for allegedly being in possession of cocaine.
The trio was arrested after they were found with 36 capsules (bullets) of cocaine and 10 units of crack cocaine worth N.dollars 183 900 at a guesthouse in Klein Windhoek on Saturday last week.
OTJIWARONGO; Some Swapo members in the Otjozondjupa Region have expressed dissatisfaction with the manner in which the regional Swapo-Party elective conference was conducted here on Saturday.
Okakarara Swapo-Party district secretary for information and mobilisation, Veron Mbueza, said there was no election and that it was an endorsement of a well-planned and engineered re-appointment of a network of friends, which they succeeded to do with no opposition.
She thus called on the Swapo Secretary-General Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana to investigate the way the Otjozondjupa regional executive conducted the conference.
Another Swapo-Party member who wants the Otjozondjupa regional conference nullified, is the Otjiwarongo Swapo-Party Women’s Council Coordinator, Lydia Shiweda, who was not allowed to enter the regional elective conference room on Saturday on the basis that her name did not appear on the list of delegates.
Shiweda then called on the Swapo Secretariat to reprimand all members of the Swapo Otjozondjupa regional executive committee for advancing their own personal agendas, rather than that of the party.