Police officer arrested for drunk driving


A police officer has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol at Walvis Bay.

According to a police report, a white Toyota Hilux with a NamPol registration collided with a Honda Fit on Thursday, January 11, at half past ten at night along Independence Road in Walvis Bay.

The driver of the police vehicle is alleged to have driven the vehicle with an alcohol concentration level exceeding the legal limit.

It is further alleged that the suspect drove the motor vehicle recklessly and negligently and collided with the Honda Fit.

Senior police officer allegedly fatally shoots his wife and himself at Mariental


A senior police officer allegedly shot and killed his wife at Mariental before turning the gun on himself on Thursday. 

Hardap Police Acting Commander, Deputy Commissioner Gesina Nell confirmed the senior cop, who held the rank of inspector, shot and killed his wife inside the Aimablaagte AGS church in full view of other congregants. 

He then left the church and allegedly killed himself at a government home assigned to police officers. 

Deputy Commissioner Nell said the cop was on sick leave when he committed the murder and suicide.