Fugitives still on the run

08 September 2021 | Crime

The Namibian Police (NamPol) in the Erongo region has called on the public to assist in the tracing of some wanted persons.


According to the unit commander for community affairs, Inspector Ileni Shapumba, Johannes Ashipala and Sakarias Silas escaped from lawful custody from the Swakopmund police station on 18 June and are still on the run.

“The accused were detained for house breaking with the intent to steal and theft. Since then, the police have been searching for them without success,” he said.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Inspector Tjihavero at 081 413 7105 or Detective Warrant Officer Auxab at 081 276 6844.

In other news, 32-year-old Johannes Hango is also wanted by the police in connection with the theft of a motor vehicle. He is 1.82m tall and dark in complexion.

“The suspect is believed to be in the area of Okahao in the Omusati region or in Windhoek in the Khomas region,” Shapumba said.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Hango is asked to contact Detective Inspector Ambambi at 081 640 1600/ 085 646 5233 or Sergeant Kapunda at 081 447 5454/ (064) 219 054, or the nearest police station.

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