Khorixas cops have vehicles - Kanguatjivi

14 January 2019 | Crime

The Namibian Police (Nampol) has come out guns blazing in response to a recent article that alleged there has been no official vehicle at the Khorixas police station for the past two past months.

Nampol spokesperson Edwin Kanguatjivi squashed the “misinformation”, by saying the police station had in fact been served by eight vehicles in 2018, but that two of these vehicles were damaged and three were out of service due to mechanical problems.

He said three vehicles were still running.

Kanguatjivi accused the online newspaper that published the article of not contacting the police for comment.

It was reported last week that the Khorixas police station has not had a running official vehicle since November 2018.

“It is really frustrating and it is also a risk to escort trial-awaiting suspects on foot to the hospital when they are sick.

The most embarrassing part is when we have to tell people that call to report crime that there is no vehicle to attend to their calls,” an anonymous police officer is said to have told the online newspaper.

“We had a difficult time during December as many people had come in from different towns. Sometimes we had to use our private vehicles and sometimes we had to use the vehicle that is meant for investigations, which is based in Opuwo,” the source was quoted as saying.

Community activist Romeo Nauseb was quoted as saying that criminals were taking advantage of the lack of resources at the town.

“Criminals know exactly when and where to strike.

They are now aware that the police are operating without a vehicle for about two months and the crime rate has increased drastically, especially in the informal settlement.”



STAFF REPORTER

Similar News

 

Soldier charged with shebeen burglaries

16 hours ago | Crime

A member of the Namibia Defence Force has been arrested in connection with burglaries at six shebeens at Okakango location in Ondangwa.Operation Kalahari members have...

Grootfontein fraud investigation drags on

2 days ago - 21 August 2019 | Crime

KENYA KAMBOWEThe police have made no arrests yet in a fraud case involving N$150 000 that was transferred from the Grootfontein municipality’s bank account.This was...

Wife stabbed, husband commits suicide

3 days ago - 20 August 2019 | Crime

A woman is in a critical condition after she was stabbed several times, allegedly by her husband, who then committed suicide in the Ohangwena Region....

Lured into sex slavery

3 days ago - 20 August 2019 | Crime

The police have warned young Namibians of traffickers who lure jobseekers with false promises of jobs into forced labour or sex enslavement in foreign countries....

Young mom hacked to death

4 days ago - 19 August 2019 | Crime

A 23-year-old woman was brutally murdered this past Friday in Kavango West, allegedly by her long-time boyfriend, who hacked her to death with an axe...

118 arrested for drugs

1 week ago - 16 August 2019 | Crime

A total of 118 suspects were arrested for possession and dealing in illegal drugs last month, while the police seized drugs with a street value...

19 arrested for wildlife crime

1 week ago - 13 August 2019 | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT A total of 19 suspects were arrested for wildlife crimes during August with six new cases that were registered this month. This is...

Sleep soundly, Operation Kalahari Desert is back

1 week ago - 12 August 2019 | Crime

Police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga said people who feared for their safety after Operation Kalahari Desert went on a break, can now sleep soundly as the...

Seven arrested, police searching for two more

2 weeks ago - 09 August 2019 | Crime

The police were yesterday afternoon still on the hunt for two fleeing suspects involved in a break-in at a lodge in the Omaheke Region. ...

Campaign against child abductions coming

2 weeks ago - 09 August 2019 | Crime

The recent brutal rape and kidnapping of a five-year-old girl from her pre-primary school in Khomasdal has spurred a non-profit organisation into action to create...

Latest News

Soldier charged with shebeen burglaries

16 hours ago | Crime

A member of the Namibia Defence Force has been arrested in connection with burglaries at six shebeens at Okakango location in Ondangwa.Operation Kalahari members have...

Letting the big fish swim

16 hours ago | Columns

Prosecutor-General Martha Imalwa has opened a Pandora's Box, following her revelations this week that any hopes of Namibia recovering the over N$600 million lost in...

Swapo threatened with court action

16 hours ago | Politics

Five Swapo members have threatened to take the party to court if their demand for the re-run of the Otjiwarongo district renewal of mandate process...

Dumpsite scramble

16 hours ago | Environment

Several municipalities are moving fast to comply with the ministry of environment's new regulations, which require towns to obtain environmental clearance certificates for their dumpsites.So...

Khomas elects Swapo 'pot' contenders

16 hours ago | Politics

The Swapo leadership in the Khomas Region have elected businesswoman Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun and 30-year-old City of Windhoek councillor Ian Subasubani to stand as National Assembly...

Land acquisition fund deemed unnecessary

16 hours ago | Agriculture

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts Committee questioned the existence of the Land Acquisition and Development Fund because government already has a finance system...

Certified royalty

16 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

King Tee Dee, formerly known as The Dogg, is an artist who has come full circle. After many years spent dominating the music scene by...

Battling creative exhaustion

16 hours ago | Columns

We have all heard this advice before - we can't continue to be productive and creative if we exhaust ourselves, or if we fail to...

The Fashion Soireè returns

16 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

Hosted by three of Namibia's fashion darlings; Reinhard Mahalie, Jay Aeron and Rumano Fabrishh, The Fashion Soireè is the first of its kind in Namibia.More...

Load More