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The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Kavango region have cautioned anyone intending to buy cattle to first verify the authenticity of the seller’s cattle ownership before buying such cattle.

NamPol’s Kavango regional acting Crime Co-ordinator, Detective Inspector Chrispin Mubebo particularly singled out those buying cattle in the street to first ask for cattle ownership documents from the sellers.

He stated that should there be suspicions, he advised them to contact their nearest police station.

The police Detective Inspector’s cautions come after three men were caught red handed while trying to sell carcasses of the cattle they allegedly stole and then slaughtered.

The culprits were apprehended at Mayongora village situated some 80km south of Rundu on Saturday morning after a man who intended to buy the meat reported them to the police after failing to produce proof of cattle ownership.

The three accused persons appeared in the Rundu Magistrates Court on Monday.

The accused persons Joseph Rufinus, 23, Nathanael Marungu, 21, and Mathew Haingura,20, were granted bail of N.dollars 2 000 each by the Rundu Magistrate Esme Molefe.

The Magistrate then remanded their case to 06 May this year for further police investigations.

(edited)MAYONGORA: The police in the Kavango Region have cautioned anyone intending to buy cattle to first verify the authenticity of the seller’s ownership before purchasing such cattle.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Kavango Regional acting Crime Co-ordinator, Detective Inspector Chrispin Mubebo in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday particularly singled out people buying cattle on the street, saying they should first ask for documents proving that the sellers own the cattle.

Should there be suspicions, he advised them to contact their nearest police station.

Mubebo warning came after three men were caught red-handed while trying to sell the carcasses of cattle they allegedly stole and then slaughtered.

The culprits were apprehended at Mayongora village situated some 80 kilometres South of Rundu on Saturday morning after a man who intended to buy the meat reported them to the police after they failed to produce proof that they owned the cattle.

The three accused persons appeared in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Joseph Rufinus, 23; Nathanael Marungu, 21; and Mathew Haingura, 20; were granted bail of N.dollars 2 000 each by Rundu Magistrate Esme Molefe.

The magistrate remanded their case to 06 May this year for further police investigations.

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