Fatal crash was not intentional, police chief says

Joseph Shikongo

Namibian Police inspector general Joseph Shikongo says a fatal car accident in which he was involved near Ondangwa in December 2022 was not intentional.

The accident claimed the lives of three people: Sofia Ananias, Fransa Ndengu and Stefanus Lukas.

The three victims’ families have been seeking to have a meeting with Shikongo, but they were reportedly not offered this opportunity.

The families have staged a demonstration asking for the removal of Shikongo from his position as head of the Namibian Police.

Speaking at Oshakati on Wednesday, Shikongo said he does not believe there is anyone who drives a vehicle with the intention of causing an accident.

“I don’t think there is anyone who has an audacity of crashing a vehicle into another vehicle or causing that intentionally,” he said.

He said the public should allow a court process to take its own course.
He also said the matter has been taken to a traditional court to be resolved traditionally.

The police announced earlier last year that they have been investigating Shikongo in connection with culpable homicide and reckless and negligent driving. These investigations were not completed by mid-December last year.

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