By Marianne Nghidengwa
FORMER National Disability Council of Namibia (NDCN) Chief Executive Officer, Martin Limbo, has taken issue with his recent arrest by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), claiming that he is a victim of witch-hunt.
Limbo was arrested last Friday on six charges of theft and fraud, which allegedly involves providing false information and corruptly giving a false document to an agent, in connection with a request for a money transfer.
The total amount involved in the case is N$176 815.98, of which N$23 800 involves a loan that was refunded to the NDCN by the Namibia Association for Children with Disabilities (NACD).
Limbo this week hit back at claims that he was involved in the transactions, explaining that it happened about six months before he joined the NDCN.
“When the transactions happened, I was a director in the Ministry of Health and Social Services. The transactions happened in November 2011, and I became CEO on 1 April 2012, so I could not have done those things I am accused of,” he said.
Limbo said that the witch-hunt against him is engineered by people who are afraid of his success.
“How is it possible that after seven years, they only decide to follow up this issue now? What were they waiting for all along? Why didn’t they bring the culprits to book back then, when these things were unfolding?
“They are doing this to see to it that I remain unemployable. Why is it that only now, when I am about to get appointed at another local council, these things surface? It is a witch-hunt,” Limbo said.
He added that he personally drove to Windhoek to attend to the matter, and was not arrested.
“I was not even arrested by the ACC. I drove all the way to Windhoek to attend to this thing, when I heard it had surfaced. I just went to court, I was not arrested. They also had no docket. Those behind this witch-hunt called the NDCN to see what they can accuse me of.”
Limbo was suspended from the NDCN in 2013, following allegations of insubordination and bullying.
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