Anti-graft commission nets two more perpetrators
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has made recent breakthroughs in two separate investigations which have led to the arrests of two perpetrators, Heroldt Ariseb (37) and Alex Mbaisa (34) on charges of soliciting bribes and of fraud.
In a media release, the ACC stated that they conducted an investigation into an allegation concerning Heroldt Ariseb, a Supervisor of Sure Cast Mining & Construction (Pty) Ltd, Langer Heinrich Uranium Mine, Swakopmund, where he allegedly solicited bribes from casual workers in exchange for recruiting them as permanent workers.
After extensive investigations the matter was forwarded to the Office of the Prosecutor General who subsequently decided to arraign Mr Heroldt Ariseb in the Swakopmund Magistrates Court on three charges of C/S 35(1) (a) (Corruptly accepting gratification by agent as an inducement), of the Anti-Corruption Act, Act number 8 of 2003.
The perpetrator, Ariseb was subsequently arrested on 19 March 2014 and appeared in the Swakopmund Magistrates Court on 20 March 2014. He was released on bail of N$3000 and the matter was remanded to 02 September 2014 for plea and trial.
In the same light another individual Alex Mbaisa had corruption charges levelled against him for allegedly utilizing an official Stannic fuel card to conduct fraudulent transactions to the value of N$102,741.36.
The former Transport Officer of the Omaheke Regional Council was arrested on 18 March 2014 after completion of the investigation and the docket was forwarded to the Office of the Prosecutor General who decided to arraign Mr Mbaisa in the Gobabis Regional Court on 57 charges of C/S 43(1) (Corruptly using office or position for gratification).
After his arrest he was brought before the Gobabis Magistrates Court were the case was remanded to 02 and 03 June for plea and trial. Meanwhile he was released after paying bail to the amount of N$3000.