OTJIWARONGO: A 29-year-old San man was allegedly shot dead with a poisoned arrow last Thursday in Tsumkwe over a woman.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator, Deputy Moses Khairabeb told Nampa in an interview yesterday that Jacobs Johannes was shot in the stomach with the arrow.
The shooter, a 25-year-old San man, approached Johannes on Thursday evening over a woman he also claimed to be his.
Khairabeb explained that they were both under the influence of alcohol, and a quarrel broke out between them over the woman, when the shooter pulled out a bow and a poisoned arrow, and shot the victim in the stomach.
Johannes died on the spot, and his close relatives have been already informed, said Khairabeb.
The suspect was arrested on Friday in Tsumkwe, and will appear in the Otjiwarongo Magistrate’s Court today.
Eleven police officers stationed in the Khomas Region and surrounding areas were arrested during the course of this year for several alleged corrupt practices while in the force.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Commander for the Khomas Region, Commissioner Festus Shilongo told Nampa yesterday afternoon that the police officers were arrested for alleged corrupt practices that took place between the months of March and October this year.
According to Shilongo, the arrested officers, who were all Constables, have been suspended from the force, pending the outcome and finalisation of their alleged corrupt cases that are now before courts in several towns in the Khomas Region.
The suspended police officers are charged for various crimes ranging from corruption, soliciting bribes from members of the public, to theft of dockets, tampering with court evidence and attempting to defeat the course of justice.
Shilongo then wholeheartedly applauded members of the public for having provided credible information that enabled and assisted the national law-enforcement unit to arrest and root out some of the corrupt police officers from the force responsible for the Khomas Region.