Airnamibia Agent Gets Bail

One of the two Air Namibia agents arrested for allegedly issuing flight tickets to two Somalis with fake passports, was charged with fraud yesterday and got bail of N$ 2500 at the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court in Katutura.

Magistrate George Mbundu postponed Olivio Cruzeta’s case to 7 May.

Cruzeta, who was represented by lawyer Milton Engelbrecht, was arrested with a colleague on Saturday evening after the two had allegedly issued tickets to two Somalians with fake passports.

Together with the East Africans, they were kept at the police holding cells at Hosea Kutako Airport.

The Namibian reported on Monday that the two Somalis attempted to bribe a food bearer, so that they could be released.

Police spokesperson Inspector Stephan Nuuyi said the two Somali citizens are still at the airport’s holding cells.

One of the Air Namibia agents, however, was released yesterday after it became clear that only her laptop was used , said Nuuyi.

The airline’s head of corporate communications, Paulus Nakawa, confirmed that the agents are employees of the company.

“The relevant authorities are responsible for them and the law will take its course,” said Nakawa.

Source : The Namibian