Road safety boosts for B1 road


Visibility equipment to be used by the Namibian Police at high accident zones along the main national road in the Otjozondjupa Region is aimed at curbing road accidents.

A local mobile telecommunications company (MTC) stepped in and donated the reflector jackets, torches, and other goods worth N$63,000 to the Namibian Police.

Road crashes, accompanied by fatalities and injuries, are experienced every other week on the B1 Road.

Two nabbed for killing rhinos at Etosha


The Namibian Police Force in the Oshikoto Region has opened a case of illegal hunting against two men aged 44 and 31 for allegedly killing two black rhinos worth about N$1 million without a permit.

The region's Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Titus Ekandjo, said the incident occurred on Sunday at an unknown time at the Kameeldoring waterhole in Etosha National Park, close to Oshivelo.

The suspects reside in Kotengua village near Opuwo and Omatando village near Ongwediva. 

Commissioner Tjiveze issues warning to police officers about potential failure to perform duties


Otjozondjupa Regional Commander Commissioner Henrich Tjiveze issued a stern warning to police officers failing to perform their duties.

He said they are tarnishing the image of the law enforcement agency. 

Commissioner Tjiveze was speaking during a community meeting aimed at addressing complaints raised by Coblenz residents about the poor quality of service provided by the police. 

About three weeks ago, Commissioner Tjiveze sent an investigation team to investigate a complaint about the snailpace at which police responded to a stock theft at Coblenz. 

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.

Police seek assistance to trace suspects of fatal armed robbery


The Namibian Police's Head of Public Relations, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, has once again appealed to the nation to assist the police in locating the suspects believed to have been involved in a fatal armed robbery in Windhoek in December last year.

Suspects Martin Shikongo, Steven Dumeni, and Ishitile Eddison Aluvilu, who stand accused of murder, robbery, and other charges, are on the run.

The three men allegedly entered a hotel establishment in Windhoek and approached the receptionist, pointing two guns at the hotel employee and forcing him to open the safe.

Police visibility to increase on the streets - Shikongo


The Inspector General of the Namibian Police, Joseph Shikongo, says police visibility will be increased on the streets across the country this festive season.

Lieutenant-General Shikongo says visitors and citizens alike need peace of mind and to feel safe as they wind up the year at holiday destinations of their choice.

The top cop led a night patrol to some of the crime hotspots in the coastal town of Swakopmund as part of the launch of the festive season operation in the town.