A SENIOR Namibian Police officer from the traffic division in the Otjozondjupa Region up died on the scene of a motorcycle accident earlier on Monday afternoon.
Otjozondjupa Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Heinrich Tjiveze confirmed the tragic accident and said the officer succumbed to injuries at the scene of the accident that occurred at about 15:15 on Monday afternoon and approximately 35 kilometres north of Otjiwarongo on the B1 Road while the officer was travelling from the direction of Otavi.
“At this stage we are making sure that all the immediate family of the deceased officer have been informed about his unfortunate accident before we will make his name public,” Commissioner Tjiveze said.
According to the Commissioner the officer was on official duty when the accident occurred. He said the officer used a police motorcycle to attend to a matter at a farm near the B1 road between Otavi and Otjiwarongo when the incident occurred.
It is suspected that the deceased person lost control over the motorcycle causing the motorcycle to flip end over end next to the road several times.
An alert motorist notified the authorities after spotting the wrecked motorcycle next to the road.