Special adviser to Geingob allegedly bumps in-law to death

07 Jan 2014 08:40am
OTJIWARONGO, 07 JAN (NAMPA) – The special adviser on San Programmes in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Royal Jonah /Ui/o/oo, allegedly bumped his sister-in-law to death on the gravel road between the Luhebo village and Mangetti Dune in the Tsumkwe area on Sunday evening.
The Otjozondjupa Police Regional Crime Investigations' Co-ordinator, Deputy Commissioner Moses Khairabeb told Nampa on Monday that a Government pick-up vehicle which /Ui/o/oo was driving at the time, allegedly bumped Maria Kapengela, 72, dead at about 20h00 on Sunday while she was crossing the road on foot between Luhebo and Mangetti Dune.
'She died on the spot,” Khairabeb said.
/Ui/o/oo was unhurt in that accident, and the vehicle sustained slight damages to its front bumper.
A case of culpable homicide - CR 02/01/2014 - was opened against him at the Mangetti Dune Police Station the same Sunday.
Police investigations continue.
Meanwhile, /Ui/o/oo confirmed the accident in a telephone interview with this agency on Monday evening.
He said he was on duty at the time.
/Ui/o/oo had served as a Swapo-Party Member of Parliament (MP) from 2000 to 2005, and was appointed Special Adviser in the OPM for San Special Programmes in July 2011.