Teko trio fraud case continues in High Court

The continuation of the trial of three people arrested for fraud in 2009 in which the Finance Ministry allegedly bought security scanning equipment from a Chinese company, Nuctech, resumed in the High Court today.

In the matter, two Namibians - TecklaLameck and JerobeamMokaxwa - and Chinese national Yang Fan, were arrested in July 2009 for the alleged fraud involving about N.dollars 120 million at the Ministry of Finance over the purchase of security scanning equipment.

At the resumption of the continuation of the trial on Monday, ZenobiaMbinga, a former employee at Namib Contract Haulage (NCH) told presiding High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg that both accused Lameck and Mokaxwa were employees at the local long-distance transport company between 2004 and 2008 when she worked there.

Mbinga confirmed that Lameck was the chairperson of the board of directors of NCH, while co-accused Mokaxwa was employed at the company as the finance manager.

Mbinga told the court that Lameck and Mokaxwa were sent to China to buy two buses and eight tipper trucks for NCH, and according to her, the buses and trucks were at a later stage imported from China following Lameck and Mokaxwa's visit to China.

Furthermore, Mbinga testified that she saw accused Yang on several occasions at the NCH head office in Windhoek between 2004 and 2008, but was not in a position to tell the court what kind of service he was rendering at the company.

Source: Namibia Press Agency