More than 40 arrested for drunk driving in Windhoek

02 Feb 2014 15:50pm
WINDHOEK, 02 FEB (NAMPA) – Forty-two people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in the capital over the weekend.
The head of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi said during a media briefing in Windhoek on Sunday those arrested include prosecutors, government officials, politicians and students.
“This was done through joint operations between the Namibian Police and City Police over the weekend,” he said.
Kanguatjivi said they are all expected to appear in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Meanwhile, the police reported that the 24-year-old Helman Tjipura allegedly committed suicide in the Otjomuise residential area over the weekend.
His body was found hanging from the roof of his house in Kawasaki Street at around 07h00.
No suicide note was left behind and no foul play is suspected. Police investigations into the matter continue.
Kanguatjivi also reported that a prison warder was robbed at gunpoint at an unknown time on Saturday.
The incident occurred while he was walking from Liyeta to Babylon opposite the Frans Indongo Primary School in Katutura.
According to Kanguatjivi, the victim was approached by two men who held him at gunpoint and got away with his shoes, shirt and N.dollars 3 800 in cash.
No suspects have been arrested in connection with the matter yet. Police investigations continue.