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Namibia: Namugongo Arrested Over Fake Licences for Gambling

18 September 2006

NAMIBIA -- As reported by All Africa: "A well-known television commentator and senior employee in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Sackey Namugongo, is behind bars after he was arrested on fraud-related charges.

"Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) officials and the Namibian Police swooped on Namugongo at Windhoek International Airport yesterday morning as he returned from a trip to Johannesburg, South Africa.

"Namugongo faces charges related to the production and issuing of fake gambling licences.

"...The Director of the ACC, Paulus Noa, said it was suspected that Namu­gongo could be one of a network of people who allegedly issued unauthorised gambling licences to individuals and companies.

"...Government earlier this year lifted a moratorium on licences, which had been in place for nearly 10 years..."

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