Walvis Bay Inland Revenue staff arrested for soliciting N$20 000 bribe

Walvis Bay Inland Revenue staff arrested for soliciting N$20 000 bribe

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday arrested two staff members of the Ministry of Finance's Inland Revenue division at Walvis Bay.
Chief investigating officer of the ACC's office in Swakopmund, Walter Kurz has confirmed the arrest of the two women, aged 37 and 43.
This follows after the two, who have authority to freeze bank accounts, directed a certain bank to pay money over to the ministry that belonged to a certain company, under the quise of the Ministry of Finance.
The company owner realised that their money was gone when tried to pay for services while in South Africa.
According to Kurz, when the alleged victim went to the bank to find out why they didn't have money in their account, the proof they got was that the Ministry of Finance had requested for all of their monies to be transferred to its account.
The owner then contacted the womem to inquire about the transaction, upon which they instructed the victim to pay a lump sum of N$100 000.
However, the alleged victim could only source N$20 000 and the accused agreed to split the N$20 000.
They will appear in the Walvis Bay Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.