Police still in dark days over Shaduka hunt

WINDHOEK: The Namibia Police Force (NamPol) is yet to arrest fugitive businessman, Lazarus Shaduka, who is wanted for the murder of his wife.

The police have not uncover new information on Shaduka, who is said to have fled the country shortly after being sentence to jail in 2012 for the murder of his wife,Selma Shaimemanya.

The head of the Namibian Police Public Relations Division, Edwin Kanguatjivi, told Nampa upon enquiry on Wednesday that their offices did not receive any information that can result in the arrest of the escapee.

He said the police is doing its best in the search for the businessman, but they are yet to get new leads on the case despite having issued a reward of N.dollars 20 000 on information that could lead to the arrest of the fugitive business man.

Shaduka spent more than two years in custody in the Windhoek Central Prison’s holding cells, but was released on 23 August 2010 after he paid a N$25 000 fine on the day his murder trial ended.

However, the freedom he enjoyed since his acquittal came to an end on 13 December 2012, following a successful appeal by the State in the Windhoek Supreme Court. He was then sentenced to an effective 20 years’ imprisonment.