Four people charged with fraud, corruption and theft will make their first appearance in High Court

WINDHOEK: Four people charged with fraud, corruption and theft involving the B1 City development project in the capital will make their first appearance in the High Court tomorrow.

They are former chief executive officer (CEO) of the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) Kelly Nghixulifwa, 56; David Imbili, 46; Hafeni Nghinamwaami, 48; and 51-year-old Anna Ndoroma.

The group appeared before Magistrate Ruth Modesta Herunga on 24 February this year, whence their alleged fraud case was transferred to the Windhoek High Court as per order issued by the Office of Prosecutor-General Martha Ekandjo-Imalwa.

They were arrested between 14 and 16 February 2014 by investigators attached to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

The accused persons face a total of eight main charges, including corruption, fraud, theft and money-laundering.

Four of the eight charges flow from the Roads Contractor Company’s involvement in the B1 City property development project during 2005 and 2006, and other charges relate to Nghixulifwa’s tenure as chief executive officer of the RCC, which came to an end with his resignation at the end of 2006 after he had been suspended from his position.