Walvis Bay police officer, car salesman denied bail in bribery and corruption case

Walvis Bay police officer, car salesman denied bail in bribery and corruption case

A police officer in the Crime Investigation Unit and a manager of a used car import dealership at Walvis Bay have been denied bail in a bribery and corruption case.
Detective Warrant Officer in the Erongo Police, Jafet Simon and Pakistani national Farhan Khatri were arrested at Swakopmund on Wednesday.
Police allege that Simon and Khatri intentionally and unlawfully paid a public prosecutor money in exchange for a passport.
Khatri is out on bail in another case involving human trafficking and rape at Swakopmund and his passport has been in police custody as part of the bail conditions.
Police Crime Investigations Co-ordinator Erastus Ikuyu says N$58 600 and a passport were discovered when the two suspects were arrested.
They were denied bail in the Swakopmund Magistrate's Court due to the serious nature of the charges, the State's fear of the suspects fleeing, the suspect's pending charges in other court cases and for police to carry out further investigations.
The State further opposed bail because it believes it would not be in the interest of the public to release the suspects.
Magistrate Nelao Brown postponed the case to 4 November.