Police officer investigating poaching case alleges he was offered bribe

Police officer investigating poaching case alleges he was offered bribe
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A police officer investigating a case of two Chinese nationals, charged with poaching and illegal possession of rhino horn, says somebody tried to bribe him.
Namibian Police Inspector Felix Ndikoma, says an unknown man approached him with N$10 000, and a request to make sure one of the accused is removed from the indictment.
Inspector Ndikoma was testifying in the bail hearing of Younghui Lu and Nan Chen, asking the court to refuse bail to the two Chinese nationals.
They were arrested at Eros in Windhoek, and charged with possession of two rhino horns, at the start of this year.
The two bail applicants have insisted not to know anything about the offences they were charged with.
Lawyer Amoomo Kadhila, defending Nan, asked the court to note that his client never requested anyone to bribe the officer.
Magistrate Vanessa Stanley postponed the case to Friday to allow another State witness to testify.
Rowan van Wyk is prosecuting, with Khadila defending Nan, and Mbushandje Ntinda appearing for Younghui.