NAMPOL

15-year-old boy rapes girl, 14

Eba Kandovazu THE police in Ongwediva are investigating a rape incident in which a 15-year-old boy is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl who attended the same confirmation classes with him. According to Oshana Nampol Spokesperson, Warrant Frieda Shikole, the incident happened on Wednesday around 22h00 at Oondjo dha Naango village in Omaalala. “The suspect and victim both used to attend confirmation classes together. Before they went home, the suspect told the victim to go get the copy of the lesson at his house later. The victim went up to the suspect's house at night, told her that he would…
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Two babies among reported deaths over the weekend

Eba Kandovazu THE police are investigating two separate incidents in which babies died last Thursday and Friday. According to Nampol Spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, a two-month-old baby boy,Gift Vries, died on Thursday while sleeping. The incident happened at Karasburg. The baby was taken to the hospital and was declared dead upon arrival. Shikwambi says a postmortem is underway to determine the cause of death. Meanwhile, another baby girl, seven-month-old Ndapwa Jesaya was found dead in bed at Onayena last Friday. A postmortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Police in Opuwo are also busy with an…
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Billionaire’s special treatment rattles Ndeitunga … as Police ignore court orders

Billionaire’s special treatment rattles Ndeitunga … as Police ignore court orders

Rose-Mary Haufiku Namibia Police Force (NamPol) head, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga, says he is concerned about the continued special treatment being given to British billionaire, Harvey Boulter, who has evaded staying in prison since his arrest on murder charges more than three months ago. An irate Ndeitunga said he suspects there are individuals aiding his continued stay in hospital, amid claims he is “sick.” “I have a problem because he is always admitted. He does not want to go to the cells. I’m even suspecting that some people are favouring him to be a permanent patient in hospital. All suspects…
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NamPol opens case against Ethiopian child murder suspect …as PG orders investigation

NamPol opens case against Ethiopian child murder suspect …as PG orders investigation

Rose-Mary Haufiku The Namibian Police (NamPol) has opened a case and started investigations into murder allegations against, Kristofina Amutenya, the ex-wife of Diplomat Petrus Haufiku. Prosecutor General (PG), Martha Imalwa, ordered the police investigation, a development confirmed by NamPol spokesperson, Kauna Shikwambi. “Investigations are underway and there is constant liaison between the Investigating office and the office of the PG,” Shikwambi told Windhoek Observer. The state provisionally dropped charges against Amutenya after Amutenya’s lawyer, Kadhila Amoomo, challenged the decision of the Namibian authorities to arrest and charge her on two counts of murder, and one count of attempted murder upon…
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Police detain suspect over Shannon case …as remains arrive in Windhoek for testing

Police detain suspect over Shannon case …as remains arrive in Windhoek for testing

Andrew Kathindi The Namibian Police has announced that a woman has been detained for further questioning in connection with the discovery of humans remains, believed to be that of Shannon Wasserfall. The development comes after Tega Matheus, Wasserfall’s father revealed to the Windhoek Observer that he and his other daughter had received an anonymous SMS with the exact location of the remains, which are believed to be that of Wasserfall, who went missing on 10 April this year. “Due to the circumstances under which the human remains were discovered, the police have registered a case of murder, alternatively, defeating the…
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Taxis plan N$15.40 fare

Taxis plan N$15.40 fare

Andrew Kathindi The Namibia Transport and Taxi Union (NTTU) has given unilateral notice of their own 10 percent taxi fare increment for 1 September, which they hope will increase the current N$14 rate for a taxi trip to N$15.40. This, comes as the Union had previously attempted to make the N$14 increment, which the Ministry of Works and Transport had announced in May as a subsidy during the state of emergency, permanent. The union had argued that the increase would be on the basis of a notice that they had given in 2018 which government did not approve. “For the…
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Ndeitunga calls for penalties on Corona spreaders

Ndeitunga calls for penalties on Corona spreaders

Andrew Kathindi Namibia Police (Nampol) Chief, General Sebastian Ndeitunga has called for stringent penalties to be imposed on those putting public lives at risk by knowingly spreading COVID-19. This comes as Namibia has witnessed increased cases where those with Covid-19 have knowingly left quarantine facilities and interacted with the public. In some cases, COVID-19 positive individuals have gone out on drinking and partying sprees, posing a health risk to hundreds of people, with the latest case being one involving a Windhoek-based male. “If a person knew or suspected that they are positive, the person is not supposed to spread it.…
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I have done nothing wrong – Shiyuka

I have done nothing wrong – Shiyuka

Staff Writer The Windhoek Observer (WO) recently caught up with businessman and Community Security Solutions Namibia (CSS) Managing Director, Amos Shiyuka (AS) regarding fraud charged laid against him by the Namibian Police Force (Nampol), amid allegations of price inflating. Below is an excerpt of the interview. WO: Have you been formally charged or questioned by the police regarding accusations of fraud that have been lodged against you and your company? AS: No, at this point there have been no formal charges laid nor have I been formally questioned. WO: Could you give reasons for the discrepancy between the contract price…
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Nampol speed cameras idle

Nampol speed cameras idle

Staff Writer Twelve speed cameras, commonly referred to as the “Yellow Pole Camera”, installed by the Namibian Police Force (Nampol) more than two years ago on the country’s highways at a cost of N$4 million are still to be operationalized. According to insiders although the cameras are functional, Nampol cannot use any of the speed violation information collected as their functionality still needs to be gazetted into law. The failure to operationalize the technology has been attributed to continued delays by the Ministry of Safety and Security, under whom Nampol falls, to promulgate the law. The development, however, comes as…
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Nampol welcomes alcohol ban

Nampol welcomes alcohol ban

Staff Writer The Namibian Police Force (NAMPOL) has welcomed the newly amended government regulations which have imposed a total ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages during the on-going lockdown, reversing earlier regulations which had allowed alcohol with a content below 3 percent to be sold. Under the new gazetted regulations, liquor is now defined as any spirits, wine, beer, cider or other beverage containing alcohol intended for human consumption, excluding alcohol intended to be used for medicinal purposes. “The amended regulations make it easier for us to enforce the lockdown and we are glad the leaders heeded to our…
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