Cop seriously injured in axe attack
04 September 2020 | Crime
The police have warned that lawlessness will not be tolerated when they are executing their duties, after an officer was assaulted with an axe in Mondesa on Wednesday.
The police have launched a search for two suspects in connection with the assault and the damage of a police vehicle.
According to spokesperson of the police, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, officers from the Mondesa police station went to arrest a suspect on theft charges at his house on Tuesday morning.
When the suspect saw the police car he ran into the house. Three officers followed the suspect into the house and ordered him to get into the police van.
According to Shikwambi the suspect then left the house and was willing to get into the van, but his brother intervened and told him to get out of the vehicle.
“The brother came with an axe and hacked one of the officers, causing serious injuries.”
Shikwambi said the officer was rushed to the nearest hospital with head injuries. He is in a stable condition.
The suspects then smashed the police van and fled.
Cases of malicious damage to property, resisting arrest and obstructing an officer in executing his official duties have been opened against the suspects.
The police are therefore looking for Emmanuel Haulofu (aka Imms), who also has a warrant of arrest in Omaruru for Assault GBH and his brother known only as Absai.
“The Mondesa community is humbly requested not to harbour these dangerous criminals, but to report them to the police,” said Shikwambi.
She added that the public is discouraged from being unruly, uncooperative and provoking, insulting and assaulting officers that are on duty.
“The law enforcers are there to enforce the law and simply need cooperation. Lawlessness, undermining of authority, obstructing officers in the execution of their duties cannot be tolerated.”
Anyone with information about their whereabouts can contact Erongo police Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu at 081 246 4757 or the nearest police station. The public are warned not try to apprehend or confront the suspects, as they are regarded armed and dangerous.