Police officer missing at Tsumkwe since June

23 Jul 2017 13:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 23 JUL (NAMPA) - A 55-year-old police officer, who had gone missing at the Tsumkwe Police Station in the Otjozondjupa Region in June this year, has not returned to work or his home.
Namibian Police Force Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Naukalemo Andreas on Sunday told Nampa that Petrus Nghinananye Lukas is still missing for more than a month now.
“He was reported missing at the Tsumkwe Police Station on 14 June where he worked and he has not returned yet, even at his house.”
Andreas said the sergeant police officer on 13 June allegedly told his colleagues that his calf was missing in Tsumkwe and he intended to search for it in the bushes.
Lukas, who was dressed in a dark blue T-shirt and blue pair of jeans, allegedly took along a service shotgun and his dog to search for his calf.
On 14 June, his dog was seen roaming at his residence but Lukas could not be found.
“Immediately, police officers at Tsumkwe launched a foot search for him by following his footprints into the bushes of the Nyae-Nyae Conservancy,” said Andreas.
Lukas was not found that day and several joint foot and helicopter searches by the police have been conducted since then, but to no avail, noted Andreas.
Close relatives of Lukas were informed of the matter and Andreas is now calling on any person who might have seen Lukas to report the information to the nearest police station.
(NAMPA)
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