Man apprehended by NATIS officials while soliciting more than N.dollars 800 from a local vehicle owner at NATIS offices here Thursday

WINDHOEK: A comman was apprehended by Namibia Traffic Information Systems (NATIS) officials while soliciting more than N.dollars 800 from a local vehicle owner at the NATIS offices here on Thursday.

The suspect, in his early 40s, allegedly pretended to be a NATIS employee and offered to process all the necessary documentation needed to register the client’s vehicle without him having to go through the inconvenience of standing in long queues.

The suspect then asked his client to pay him N.dollars 800 for every document that needed to be processed, which the client did not object to.

He was however intercepted while processing the documents by NATIS officials, who alerted the City Police and the Roads Authority (RA) which NATIS falls under.

According to NATIS officials, the suspect is well-known at NATIS and by the RA as he has been arrested more than nine times for the same scam.

The RA’s Manager for Corporate Communication, Hileni Fillemon told members of the media on Thursday the man is notorious for such scams and has on many occasions approached people outside the NATIS building promising to speed up the process of registering their vehicles.

According to Fillemon, the suspect has forged some of the NATIS employees’ signatures and is in possession of an official stamp belonging to NATIS which he uses to approve and certify the documents.

SOURCE: NAMPA