Pensioner arrested for shooting dog at Walvis Bay

07 Mar 2018 13:00pm
WALVIS BAY, 05 MAR (NAMPA) - A 60-year-old former member of the Namibian Defence Force Navy was arrested on Tuesday after shooting his dog.
Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu of the Namibian Police Force on Wednesday stated in a crime report the suspect negligently discharged a pistol, shooting and injuring his dog.
Iikuyu said the incident took place at the suspect’s house in the Meersig residential area at around 10h10 on Tuesday.
The commissioner said the pensioner is charged for animal cruelty, negligently handling a firearm while under the influence of alcohol as well as discharging a firearm in a public place.
It is not yet clear what prompted the shooting.
His 9 mm pistol was confiscated and he is expected to appear before the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
In another incident, Iikuyu reported the drowning of a 22-month-old boy at Otjiua Farm, situated some 30 kilometres from Omaruru towards Kalkfeld on Tuesday.
He identified the deceased as Uvansa Ujenenisa Nandivetja, whose body was found stuck in bushes in the flowing river.
Iikuyu said the deceased and three other children, who are older than him, were left at home by the parents who went to work in the morning.
The children allegedly went to swim when heavy rain started pouring.
“When their parents returned home at 17h30, they could not find the children and launched a hunt,” said Iikuyu.