NamPol says shortlisting for recruitment of cadet constable officers is not final

The Namibian Police (NamPol) says the recent shortlisting for recruitment of cadet constable officers is still in the infancy stage and is not final.

The comments by the police come amid a public outcry over the shortlisting of candidates, particularly in the Hardap and ||Kharas regions.

The leadership of the two regions has called for the suspension of the process, arguing that the lists are dominated by the Aawambo tribe at the expense of the natives of the regions.

Criminal activity decreases in Kavango West Region

The police in the Kavango West Region say that despite a few cases of criminal activity, the region is doing well in terms of curbing crime. They say no serious crimes have been reported in the region of late.

Nampol's Head of Operations in Kavango West, Johannes Muronga, indicated during Operation Genesis at Nkurenkuru that the police are doing their best to ensure that crime is prevented.

Employer accidentally shoots employee at Farm Choiganab No.262

A 29-year-old farmworker died on Saturday morning after he was accidentally shot by his employer during an alleged hunting spree on Farm Choiganab No. 262 in the Grootfontein district.

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Unit Commander for Community Affairs, Inspector Maureen Mbeha, told Nampa on Sunday that the incident occurred at 00h30 and that the deceased has been identified by his relatives as Jacob Kache.

Police Remain Mum on Okahandja Shooting

The National Spokesperson of the Namibian Police, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, has informed the media that the official report by the police, in which five men were allegedly shot and killed by the Namibian Police Force and members of the Windhoek City Police, might be released today.

"We will communicate to the media as soon as we receive the report/update from the substantive offices. Probably today," noted Shikwambi, after she was probed on the progress of the report.

Three people found in possession of cannabis

Three people found in possession of close to N$40,000 worth of cannabis made their appearance in the Rundu Magistrate Court.

The three, Robert Jombi Likuwa, Mushambe Kakuru, and Veronica Ruhupwa, were arrested at the Tuhingireni settlement.

The total amount of cannabis found in their possession was valued at N$39,000 and weighed close to 4 kg.

The suspects were granted bail of N$8,000 each and is expected to return to court on June 15 of this year.

NamPol, ACC, BoN sign agreement to curb transnational organised crimes

The Namibian Police (NamPol), the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), and the Bank of Namibia (BoN) signed an agreement to curb transnational organised crimes as well as reduce the risk of the country being grey-listed by the Eastern and Southern African Anti-Money Laundering Group and the Financial Action Task Force (ESAAMLG).

NamPol, as a member of Interpol, has access to global communication systems, which link law enforcement agencies in all 195 countries.

25-year-old male arrested for allegedly importing contraband into Namibia

The police in Oshana Region have arrested a 25-year-old male suspect for allegedly importing contraband into Namibia.

The police, who were conducting a patrol on Tuesday on the Ondangwa-Oshikango road, spotted a white bakkie, which appeared suspicious due to its heavy loading.

The police then followed the male suspect to the home undercover and intercepted him while he was offloading the goods.

He was found in possession of 17 boxes of Angolan whisky valued at over N$24,000 and 70 bales of clothing and slippers that were all confiscated. 

Man commits suicide by slitting his throat

A 43-year-old man, Ndafelai Nghilifilwa, committed suicide by stabbing himself in the stomach and cutting his throat with a traditional knife (Omukonda) in his bedroom at Ononge village in the Nehale Lyampingana Constituency in full view of his seven-month-pregnant wife.

It’s alleged that the deceased told his 37-year-old wife that he was going to visit his mother in the morning, and upon his return in the afternoon, he came back with a container of Otombo and gave it to his wife.

Nghilifilwa then told their kids to go collect beans in their mahangu field.

Two male learners arrested for allegedly raping a 9-year old girl

Police in the Omusati Region have arrested two male learners, aged 15 and 10, while another is on the run for allegedly raping a 9-year-old girl at Omaandi village in Oshikuku constituency.

It is alleged that three suspects, one of whom is still on the run, had sexual intercourse with the victim, who sustained serious injuries to her private parts and is now receiving medical attention at Oshikuku Catholic Hospital.

Both suspects are expected to appear in the Outapi Magistrate's Court today.

Police investigations in the matter continue.