PDM parliamentarian sues police for N$2m over unlawful arrest

Inna Hengari

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Inna Hengari is suing the Namibian Police for N$2 million after she was arrested and detained during a protest on Independence Day last year.

Hengari, along with activists Dimbulukeni Nauyoma and Michael Amushelelo, was arrested at the event and detained at Otjomuise Police Station.

While the charges against her were withdrawn in August, she says her arrest was unlawful, wrongful, and malicious.

Hengari on Thursday, through lawyers Tjituri Law Chambers, informed police inspector general Joseph Shikongo of her intent to file a civil suit in the High Court on 15 March.

The lawsuit seeks N$2 million in damages for “pain and suffering, shock and trauma, loss of proper amenities of life, and discomfort”.

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