Death threats allegedly made against Otjozondjupa's Ipinge

29 Mar 2016 19:10pm
OTJIWARONGO, 29 MAR (NAMPA) – The governor of the Otjozondjupa Region on Tuesday opened a case of assault by threatening at the Otjiwarongo Police Station after a man allegedly threatened to shoot him.
The 49-year-old man allegedly made the threats last Thursday.
Governor Otto Ipinge on Tuesday told Nampa he opened a case of assault by threatening after the man allegedly said he plans to shoot him dead.
Ipinge said his life is in danger and he wants the law to take its course.
The man, whose name is known to this news agency, is said to have told friends at a bar in the Orwetoveni residential area he plans to shoot Ipinge.
It is not known why he said what he did.
The incident apparently occurred between 22h00 and 23h00 last Thursday.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Deputy Commissioner Gerhard Uataurua Mavenjono confirmed Ipinge had opened a case against the man under CR 149/03/2016.
“We have already obtained one statement from a witness who was present at the bar where these alleged threats were made against Ipinge,” said Mavenjono.
Investigating officers will obtain a second statement from another witness who was present at the bar when the suspect is said to have made the remarks.
The senior police officer explained that a written warning will be issued to the man, and thereafter, a docket will be forwarded to the Office of the Prosecutor-General for a decision on the matter.