Namibia: Angolan in Court for Possession of Elephant Tusks


New Era

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An Angolan national was denied bail in the Rundu Magistrate Court when he appeared in court this week for illegal possession of two elephant tusks.

Eduardo Augusto, age unknown, was arrested on Friday at 12h30 by the Namibian Police at Mashare village, 42 km east of Rundu.
“We got a tip-off from community members that he was looking for a buyer to buy the two elephant tusks and our members acted as buyers in order to buy the tusks and we apprehended him,” said Chief Detective Inspector Chrispin Mubebo of the police in Kavango East.
Augusto’s case was remanded to November 3 for further police investigation and for the suspect to acquire the services of a lawyer. He made his first court appearance before Magistrate Ileni Velikoshi. Gotlieb Nghinongelwa prosecuted.