Property fraud suspects to appear in court

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WINDHOEK – The matter in which six people were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) early this month for allegedly illegally selling erven in Otjomuise will resume in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on 21 October, 2014.

The case will be brought for notification of legal representation and an order to trace a state witness.

One of the accused is Lucy-Ann de Koe, a former employee of the Windhoek Municipality, where she worked as a senior property administrator.

She allegedly received payments totalling N$185 000 and was granted bail of N$60 000.

Desmond Daniel Eiseb was granted bail of N$8 000. He allegedly received payments of N$90 000.

Ester Shikesho, an estate agent, allegedly received N$205 000 and was granted bail of N$15 000.

Popyeni Justice Ndishishi, a former City Police official allegedly received payments of N$35 000, and he was granted bail of N$12 000.

Godfried Williams, allegedly fraudulently misrepresented to the Windhoek Municipality that he is disabled and showed up at their offices in a wheelchair to obtain preference in respect of the purchase of erf 3010 in Otjomuise.

Jakob Williams, employed at the Ministry of Health and Social Services, is implicated in assisting and conspiring with his brother Godfried Williams to make misrepresentations to obtain preference as a disabled person in respect of erf 3010.

They face fraud charges and their bail was extended to 21 October, 2014.

Another man is elusive and has not yet been arrested.

The ACC commenced the investigations in July 2013. The allegations pertain to the alleged fraudulent sale of erven in the Otjomuise area by a then employee of the Windhoek Municipality and four “agents” to unsuspecting members of the public, information from the ACC indicates.

The ACC added that in cases where payments were received, the buyers were provided with fraudulent “deed of sale” documentation. In total an amount of 41 erven are involved.

Magistrate Hileni Kavara presided while Henry Muhongo represented the State last week.