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 on Sunday 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.
Kabeya and Boois appeared before Windhoek Magistrate Justine Asino on charges of dealing in cocaine and kidnapping, and their case was remanded until 23 January next year, as police investigations into the matter were still at an initial stage.
The duo was remanded in police custody with no option to post bail, following the prosecution’s strong opposition to the granting of bail at the present moment.