Oshikoto Region Records Traffic Violations and Crimes During Festive Season Operation

Oshikoto Region, Namibia – The Oshikoto Namibian Police Force issued a total of 93 traffic summons for violations during the festive season operation period, highlighting the need for vigilance on the road.

According to Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA), Deputy Commissioner Wynand Neels of the Oshikoto Namibian Police Force, in a crime update issued on Monday, reported various incidents recorded between November 17 and 27, 2023. The region experienced two serious accidents resulting in six serious injuries and two fatalities. Neels noted that vehicle movement on national roads is moderate, but the wet and rainy season conditions, especially on gravel roads, have impacted drivers, leading to loss of control and accidents. In addition to traffic violations, the region recorded one alleged murder and one arrest, one rape and arrest case, an assault related to gender-based violence with two arrests, two stock thefts with two arrests, and four cases of possession of illicit goods with four arrests. Additionally, one arrest was made for contravention of petroleum products and energy. The festive season operation in the region is scheduled to end on January 17, 2024.