Fugitive still at large

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Windhoek

Chadian-born Adoum Yakhoub, an accused in a housebreaking case, is still on the loose after he bolted from custody on Monday.

He escaped from  the Windhoek Police Station simply by walking away when the police were not looking. He was not handcuffed, sources told New Era.

Yakhoub is infamous for allegedly conniving with lawyer Vetu Uanivi and Sergeant Joao Alfonso to have his docket disappear and then making a U-turn and reporting the two to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) last August.

Since last year, Yakhoub has faced a housebreaking charge.

On Monday, he returned to the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court, as he was out on N$50 000 bail, with conditions that he must report himself everyday of the week between 08h00 and 10h00 and 18h00 and 20h00.

Sources said that after appearing in court for alleged theft under false pretences Yakhoub was taken to the Windhoek Police Station but he allegedly walked out while the police officers were not looking.

“He also tried to escape while he was at the court,” sources revealed.

During the court proceedings, Yakhoub was informed that his matter would be remanded to July 13 for the prosecutor general’s decision on how to proceed with the matter.

Uanivi and Alfonso face corruption charges for allegedly conniving to have a police criminal docket disappear.

The docket concerned Yakhoub, who is charged with housebreaking with intent to steal and theft.

The two faced three charges – corruptly receiving gratification from an agent, using an office or position for gratification and conspiracy to commit an offence.

ACC officers nabbed them in a sting operation last August.

According to records, ACC agents showed up at Uanivi’s office, Uanivi Law Chambers in Windhoek West and claimed a client had come to make payment, and part of the payment allegedly had to go to the investigating officer, supposedly Alfonso.

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