KEETMANSHOOP: A member of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) WHO STANDS accused of being involved in a hit-and-run accident in Keetmanshoop last week, surrendered himself to the Namibian Police on Saturday.
The 35-year-old Tuhafeni Lukiilo stands accused of hitting three people walking in the Lemoen Draai residential area with his Toyota Cressida on Thursday evening.
He then allegedly fled the accident scene.
Onlookers at the time speculated that the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident was an NDF member.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Crime Investigations’ Co-ordinator for the Karas Region, Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Isaak confirmed on Monday that Lukiilo is a soldier assigned to Keetmanshoop.
The 63-year-old Sofia Jahs, her granddaughter Armandu Jahs, nine, and the 10-year-old Viorte Kooper were walking near a house at around 18h00 on Thursday when they were hit by the sedan vehicle.
The victims were admitted to the Keetmanshoop State Hospital that evening with numerous injuries, but the police have since reported that they are all recovering well.
A case of reckless driving and fleeing the scene of an accident without stopping and rendering aid was opened against Lukiilo.
He appeared in the Magistrate’s Court here this morning, and his case was postponed to 16 August in order for him to obtain legal representation.
He was released on bail of N.dollars 1 000.