A 29-year-old taxi driver at Eenhana in the Ohangwena Region was allegedly robbed of N.dollars 120 000 by five men who pretended to be undercover police officers on Friday.
This is according to a crime report issued on Sunday by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), which said the incident occurred around 16h00 at OB David location in Eenhana. Five men allegedly approached the taxi driver and demanded to search his car because they said they were undercover police officers.
The suspects allegedly instructed the victim to drive under their guard to the Ondangwa Police Station, but later instructed him to stop near Jan Japan Motors near the Ondangwa-Ongwediva road, where they told him that he was cleared of any wrongdoing and that he could go.
The suspects are further alleged to have informed the driver that he will be called to the station to claim his money before they disappeared with the money.
In a separate incident, a man was allegedly shot in the forehead and lower jaw by three suspects around 22h00 on Friday along the Omafo-Ohangwena B1 road in the Ohangwena Region.
It is alleged that the suspects pushed the victim out of his vehicle before driving off with it. The vehicle is valued at N.dollars 60 000.
No recovery or arrest has been made yet and the victim was admitted to the Oshakati Intermediate State Hospital in stable condition.
Police investigations in both matters continue.
Source: Namibia Press Agency