Windhoek police cameras dysfunctional

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WINDHOEK – Police sources have revealed surveillance cameras and the electric fence at the Windhoek Police Station are dysfunctional and have so far resulted in the escape of two detainees.

Trial-awaiting detainees are aware of the situation and have taken advantage of it to plot their escape.

Khomas regional commander, Major-General Desiderius Shilunga, last Friday claimed ignorance over the situation. “I don’t know about that,” Shilunga said curtly, when approached for comment.

One of the detainees, 29-year-old Muveipi Patriot Andima, allegedly escaped from the Windhoek Police Station on March 18 while in custody on a charge of robbery and theft of a motor vehicle. He was arrested a day later at Oshikango sources informed New Era. As a result of his alleged escape, he was transferred to the Katutura Police Station and appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on March 24 on a charge of escaping from lawful custody.

“I understand and will conduct my own defence, I will plead guilty but I need time before I plead,” he informed the court. The matter was remanded to April 16 for pleading. Magistrate Jermaine Muchali presided.


By Tunomukwathi Asino