Oshikoto records over 3000 criminal cases …Ndeitunga says situation is manageable

Namibian Police chief, Sebastian Ndeitunga has said that the crime in Oshikoto region is manageable after it recorded 3 809 criminal case between 2017 and 2018.

Statistics have shown that the region is mostly rampaged by common assault; assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm; housebreaking; general theft, stock theft and rape cases. 

“Crime in the region is manageable I believe. It is a well known fact that the Namibian Police Forces continue to experience various challenges such as lack of sufficient office space, acquisition of modern equipment; new motor vehicles; frozen recruitment; training of new members; procurement and training of dogs for our canine units which is crucial in detecting concealed goods and suspects,” he stated. 

He added that these challenges continue to handicap personnel capacity building and deployment. 

Ndeitunga also said, “We are immensely grateful to the government for always standing by us and for providing the financial means for us to bring policing services closer to the people. As it may generally be admitted, the force has never been able, and will never be able to reduce crime and its evils in isolation. It has to work hand in hand with the public and relevant stake holders.”

He added that this is in recognition of the fact that crimes are committed in communities and may be witnessed by members of the public making the latter better placed to assist the police in fighting such crimes.