OKAHANDJA: Three young men were arrested by members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) here this week after they were found in possession of suspected stolen properties worth thousands of Namibian dollars.
The young men, who have been causing havoc at the town during the course of this month by allegedly breaking into peoples’ houses, businesses and stealing properties, were arrested by the police after they were found selling some of the stolen items in Okahandja’s Nau-Aib residential area and informal settlements.
The stolen items, estimated at a total of N.dollars 100 000, included expensive flat-screen television sets, computer equipment, electrical household appliances, electronic appliances, carpets, cellular phones, wrist watches, suitcases, bed sheets, laptops and a large quantity of clothes and blankets.
The police were alerted of the sale of the suspected stolen properties by members of the public.
In an interview with Nampa at the town this morning, Okahandja Police Station Commander, Chief Inspector Jolanda Uugulu said the police have so far registered a total of 63 cases of housebreaking and theft during the course of this month before the suspected thieves were nabbed by police between Monday and Wednesday this week.
The three suspected thieves already made their first appearance in the Okahandja Magistrate’s Court yesterday, and their case was remanded until 24 September this year, pending further investigations into the matter.
The United States’ Department of Defense today donated healthcare-related materials and equipment worth N.dollars 445 500 to the Military Action and Prevention Programme (MAPP) of the Ministry of Defence here.
The donation represents a joint Namibian/American effort to further enhance the MAPP’s goals of reducing the transmission of HIV/AIDS amongst Namibian Defence Force (NDF) members; promoting safer sexual behaviour through prevention, education and information; counselling and testing; male circumcision; care and treatment; as well as the distribution of condoms amongst military personnel.
The donated equipment and materials include 10 Giant Upland bicycles for home-based care, six wheelchairs, laptops, cervical cancer screening equipment, art materials, TB programme equipment and information materials in various languages.
Accepting the donation at the Peter Mweshihange Health Centre at the Suiderhof Military Base, the Director of Defence Health Services, Brigadier -General Dr. Sophia Ndeitunga assured the donors that the equipment will be put to good use for the benefit of all members of the NDF, particularly those in its Home-Based care programme.