Two alleged poachers released on bail in Tsumeb

A member of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) and an instructor from the Valombola Vocational Training Centre in Ongwediva arrested for allegedly hunting illegally in the Oshikoto Region, were on Monday released on a bail of N.dollars 5 000 each.

Officials at the Tsumeb Magistrate court who asked not be named told Nampa on Tuesday upon enquiry that the two men were released after they made their first appearance in the Tsumeb Magistrate Court on Monday afternoon.

The two accused poachers are Tobias IpangelwaNuujoma, 51, and Samuel Mumbala, 56.

The suspects were allegedly found with two duikers, two rabbits, two springhares and an unidentified antelope loaded in the vehicle.

The NDF member (51), a colonel by rank and the 55-year-old teacher, were caught up in the illegal hunting after they allegedly loaded the stolen meat in a Nissan pick-up in Tsutsab farm, Tsintsabis on Monday around 01H00.

It is allegedly that the farm owner heard gunshots, woke up his son and three workers, who then followed the lights of the vehicle and then notified the police who were on hand to arrest the suspects at the check point.

A shotgun with one live round alleged belonging to NDF as well as Makarov pistol with five rounds were also found in the car.

The arms and the meat were confiscated, the case is postponed to 19 August 2019 for further investigation.

Source: Namibia Press Agency