Naukushu concerned by dangerous weapons confiscated

WINDHOEK: Chief Inspector Katrina Naukushu of the Windhoek City Police on Tuesday raised concern over the dangerous weapons found in the possessions of members of the public, during last week’s police patrol.

Naukushu in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday said the weapons confiscated include knives, pocket knives, pangas, and scissors .

‘Despite our efforts to disarm the community, people continue to buy these weapons. People should refrain from going to clubs and parties with weapons as they cause more harm than good. If you carry weapons for protection rather leave them at home and turn to the police in incidents where you are faced with danger.’

According to Ordinance 12 of 1956, Section 4 (3a-n) as amended, knives, including pocket knives, or any blade (part of a knife not constituting a shaft or handle) which exceeds three and a half inches (about 8,9 cm) and jumpers, crowbars or hammers exceeding three pounds (about 1,4kg) in weight are not allowed on a person.

Naukushu warned the public that should
they be found in possession of any dangerous weapons, they would be arrested and charged.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency