Nafau Branch Organizer arrested by Anti Corruption Commission

SWAKOPMUND: The Namibia Food and Allied Workers Union (Nafau), Branch Organiser at Swakopmund, Moses Veiko, 31, was arrested by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) last week Thursday.

Detective Chief Inspector Erastus Iikuyu of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Walvis Bay, confirmed the arrest to Nampa today.

Veiko allegedly corruptly used his office and position to cash in on a salary increment negotiation between Nafau and the employees of Schweizerhaus Café Anton in Swakopmund.

The employees, represented by Veiko on behalf of Nafau, apparently asked for 8.5 per cent increment on their salary, but management was only willing to give eight per cent increment.

The accused allegedly approached the representative of Schweizerhaus Café Anton, asking her to convince management to pay him about N.dollars 5 000 on a promise that he will in return convince the workers to accept the eight percent increment proposal.

After agreeing to receive the money at a certain place in the Mondesa residential area of Swakopmund, a whistle blower informed the ACC about the pending deal. The ACC officers then set up a trap and Veiko was arrested while receiving the bribe.

He appeared in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court the same day where he was granted bail of N.dollars 5,000.