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Boxer charged with culpable homicide is not a cop – Nampol 

31/10/2017
by Staff Writer
Courts

 

The Namibian Police has refuted allegations that the Namibian boxer, Wilberforce Shihepo, who is facing culpable homicide charges amongst others, is a member of the police force.

“This is a devoid of any truth and thus tarnishing our image. Please, those who reported as such, correct your statements,” Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi has said.

He was the driver behind the wheel of an unregistered metallic grey Jaguar, which rammed into a Toyota Sedan which resulted in the instant death of the driver and a 6 year old child.

Culpable homicide is a categorisation of certain offences in various jurisdictions within the Commonwealth Nations which involves the illegal killing of a person either with or without an intention to kill depending upon how a particular jurisdiction has defined the offence.

The charge has been reached at after it has been alleged that by fleeing from the accident scene, Shihepo failed to ascertain the nature and extent of injuries sustained by a person after an accident.

It is alleged that he also failed to render assistance to injured person(s) as is required after an accident, failed to ascertain the extent of damage after the) accident as well as operating an unroadworthy vehicle on 2017/10/28 at around 20:20 about 30km from Okahandja. 

“Their next of kin is informed. The driver of the Jaguar allegedly fled from scene however (he) surrendered himself to the Okahandja police today on 30 October 2017.  Police investigation continues,” Shikwambi said. 

  Shihepo, born on the 9th of January  1983 in the  (Ohangwena Region) is known to be  a light heavyweight Namibian boxer who turned pro in 2003.