Security guard allegedly steals GRN car

26 Jul 2017 10:30am
ONGWEDIVA, 26 JUL (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Tsumeb in the Oshikoto Region have arrested a security guard for motor vehicle theft.
In a crime report issued Tuesday, NamPol Crime Investigating Coordinator for the Oshikoto Region Deputy Commissioner Naomi Katjiua said the security guard employed by Welaco Security Company allegedly committed the offence between Monday 20h00 and Tuesday 09h00.
The sedan with registration number GRN 86215 belongs to the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation office in Tsumeb.
Police at Grootfontein recovered the vehicle and arrested the security guard.
“There are no damages to the motor vehicle; only the clutch plate is burnt,” Katjiua noted.
The vehicle was parked at the ministry’s office, where its keys were locked away.
The 20-year-old security officer allegedly entered the building through a small window, removed the key and drove the vehicle away.
The suspect’s details could not be disclosed, as he is yet to appear before court.
In a separate incident, NamPol in Oshikoto also on Tuesday arrested a 30-year-old man from the Amukulungundju village in the Omuntele Constituency, suspected of a fatal hit-and-run.
He allegedly hit a pedestrian walking from the cuca shops along the road at the Onamavo village in the Omuntele area at about 19h00 on Monday.
The deceased was identified as 28-year-old Nikanor Namundjembo Iyambo from the Ontinda village in the Oshana Region’s Okaku Constituency.
A learner discovered his body on Tuesday at about 07h00.
“An investigation was launched and the vehicle was found at the Amukulungundju village, 25km from the scene, parked under a tree outside the suspect’s house,” said Katjiua.
The suspect now faces charges ranging from culpable homicide, failure to render assistance to an injured person, and failure to report the accident.
His identity is withheld until his appearance in the court.
Iyambo’s next of kin are informed and police investigations in both matters continue.