Hands off our tourists

Isaac Chikosi

A man who broke into the vehicle of tourists in Swakopmund on Saturday has been dealt swift justice and is now serving a year prison sentence. His co-accused maintains his innocence and will be going on trial on 20 May this year.

The arrest and sentencing is a clear message to any criminal that Namibians are tired of crime and that includes crime targeting our country’s tourists whom are one of our biggest sources of income, job creation and down-stream investment.
According to Deputy Commissioner Erastus Ikuyu, Nampol Erongo’s Criminal Investigations Coordinator, two suspects broke into the vehicle and stole a black leather bag, pullover, jacket, t-shirts and 4 pairs of socks. The total value of the stolen items is N$3 410.
Two persons were arrested: Timoteus Iipinge (44) and Johannes Hamunyela (38).
At their first appearance in the Swakopmund magistrate’s court, Iipinge was found guilty and sent straight to jail. Hamunyela wants to prove his inno-cence. He has been released on N$1 000 bail and returns to court for trial purposes on 20 May.

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