Ohangwena police warns business people of robberies


THE police in Ohangwena has issued a warning to business people in the region to be vigilant and avoid carrying large amounts of money following a robbery involving a Lebanese businessman on Friday, 1 July.

According to Ohangwena police spokesman Sergeant Andreas Nghiyolwa, the Lebanese businessman was robbed of 5000 NAD in cash, a digital camera and a cellphone.

The total value of the items is reported at 9000 NAD.

According to police spokesman in the region, the businessman was coming from his business in the vicinity of Oshikango.

Upon arrival at his home, three unidentified men appeared from the dark and forcefully opened the doors of the victim’s car.

They then robbed him of 5000 NAD in cash plus his camera and cellphone at gun-point.

The suspects fled the scene on foot.

A case of robbery was registered at the Oshikango police station.

No arrests have been made so far, Nghiyolwa confirmed.

“I would like to warn business people in Ohangwena to be very careful wherever they are going and to avoid carry a lot of cash because criminals are always watching their movements. If you see some strange movements or mysterious characters following you, walk or drive in the direction where you can get help. Go somewhere where there is a lot of people and assess the situation before you can continue. You can even go to the nearest police station,” he advised.


Meanwhile police in Omusati on Monday arrested a suspect who was caught smuggling fuel sourced in Angolan.

According to the Omusati Police Regional Crime Coordinator Deputy Commissioner Moses Simaho, the suspect was caught transporting 905 liters of Diesel on a fuel tank mounted on his truck.

The oil is valued at 10950 NAD, Simaho said.

According to Simaho the arrest was made at the Omahenene border post at Onesi and the suspect was arrested for failing to produce a permit or a licence from a licenced dealer which authorized him to import oil from Angola into Namibia.

The regional police spokesman also indicated the suspect was found with cash in the amount of N$ 850 which is believed to be generated from proceeds of crime or illegal activities.

The 37-year-old suspect was expected to appear in court this week.