By Confidente Reporter
CHINESE business mogul Jack Huang was arrested Wednesday at the Hosea Kutako International Airport by the Namibian police on alleged tax evasion charges as he tried to board an Air Namibia flight to Angola.
Huang owns Chinatown in Windhoek and other similar places in the north.
Huang’s arrest is an indication that no one is above the law and it underlines President Hage Geingob’s strong resolve that no one will be protected because of political connections.
His arrest shows that proximity to the Head of State doesn’t warrant protection.
Confidente also understands that Huang’s investigation into tax fraud began as far back as 2008.
Namibia police chief, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga confirmed Huang’s arrest. Ndeitunga said the Namibian police had arrested the businessman because of a warrant of arrest issued against him by the courts on tax evasion.
“He was arrested this morning at the Hosea Kutako airport while trying to go to Angola as he was about to board an Air Namibia plane. He was arrested because there is a warrant of arrest issued against him for tax evasion charges,” Ndeitunga said.
A man who answered Huang’s mobile on Wednesday refused to comment on the matter saying Confidente should call back after a fortnight when the Chinese New Year holiday comes to an end.
National police spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi when contacted at the time of going to print said he needed time to verify whether Huang’s case is related to the N$3.5 billion tax fraud case which involves other Chinese businessmen as well as local business people.
Those that have since been arraigned in court over the allegations are Namibian businessman, Laurentius Julius and two Chinese nationals, Tao Huizong and Jinrong Huang.
They face charges of fraud and money laundering and have been incarcer¬ated since their arrested in December until they were recently released on N$1,5 million bail each.
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