Deputy Commander of NamPol calls on leaders to educate their followers about illegal hunting

ONGWEDIVA: The Deputy Commander of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshikoto Region, Deputy Commissioner William Peter has called on leaders in his region to educate their followers about illegal hunting.

Peter made the call in response to the arrest of four men in connection with the illegal hunting of protected game on Monday at Etosha National Park in the Onanke area of the Oshikoto Region’s Omuntele Constituency.

A total of six suspects are said to have been involved in the said illegal hunting.

Three of them were arrested on Wednesday while a fourth suspect was arrested yesterday.

All four suspects were due to make their first appearance in the Ondangwa Magistrate’s Court today.

Peter explained that two of the suspects are still at large, but they will be arrested soon because they are known to members of the community.

According to him, the suspects entered the Etoshana National Park and killed an Eland for meat.