Cenored’s former employee appears in court on a fraud charge

A former employee of the North Central Regional Electricity Distributor (Cenored), Mateus Fungo on Wednesday appeared in the Otjiwarongo Magistrate’s Court on a charge of fraud.

The 36-year-old accused appeared before Magistrate Immanuel Udjombala.

Fungo represented himself in the matter and informed the court that he would bring along his private lawyer during his second court appearance.

According to the charge sheet seen by Nampa on Thursday, it is alleged that Fungo who was employed as a system administrator, defrauded Cenored about N.dollars 12 million between September 2021 and December 2022.

In January 2023, Fungo resigned from Cenored and started running his own private companies he established in the areas of Kavango East, Zambezi and Otjozondjupa regions, stated the court document.

He was arrested on Tuesday afternoon at Otjiwarongo on a warrant of arrest issued in February 2024, it said.

Public prosecutor, Joas Neemwatja who represented the State in the matter did not oppose any granting of b
ail and suggested that the court grant him N.dollars 10 000 as bail money. The court, however, decided to release him on N. dollars 5000 bail.

His next court appearance is set for 15 May 2024, pending police investigations.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency