Shikongo scolds police over leaked post-mortem report of Okahandja shooting

Joseph Shikongo

Namibian Police inspector general Joseph Shikongo has warned police officers against leaking sensitive information.

This comes after the unauthorised disclosure of the post-mortem report of one of the five victims killed by the police at Okahandja last year.

The autopsy report was shared on social media by Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) economic commissar Michael Amushelelo this week.

“You are reading the social media of activists … People have information that is supposed to be information of the Namibian Police. I just want to indicate that those who are giving information about the organisation, remember you took the oath of secrecy,” Shikongo says.

The police announced that they killed five individuals at Okahandja last year for allegations of robbery during a police search.

They were identified as Erikki ‘Akawa’ Martin, Abed Andreas, Marius Ipinge, Malaika Kotokeni and Flavianus Endjala.

Their family members have since last year accused the police of deliberately killing the victims under the guise of crime prevention.
Amushelelo has in the past week accused the police of covering up the case and failing to take action against the police officers involved.

“We, the police, are not hiding anything. We want those cases that are before the court to be dealt with by competent courts of law,” Shikongo adds.

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