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Four interrogated for looting plans

Four interrogated for looting plans

Zorena Jantze

 

THE Namibian police has taken four suspects in for questioning for allegedly posting messages calling on Namibians to loot malls and business establishments.

 

Inspector General of the Namibian police, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga stated that so far four persons were identified through police intelligence and are currently being interrogated.

 

The police boss added that it is expected that more people will face police questioning as there are still individuals who are posting messages instigating “anarchy, lawlessness and the disruption of peace on social media.”

 

Ndeitunga further stated that subsequent to the threats on social media last week; the Security Cluster held various meetings initiated under the auspices of the Namibian Police Force core mandate of preventing crime, detecting crime as well as investigate crime.

 

The meeting held on Friday, 16 July 2021, which included the security companies, banking sector, as well as critical infrastructure and the transport industry, was to address the looting threats that were being circulated on social media by irresponsible citizens following similar incidents in South Africa.

The Inspector General assured attendants of the meeting that police visibility has been intensified, with officers deployed at strategic positions such as malls and shopping centers.

Additionally, Operation Hokanam continues to be hard at work and ready to defuse any threatening situation that may occur.

Lastly, the Inspector General encouraged peaceful democracy and for Namibians to emulate constructive things that can upgrade and develop the economy.

“Anything that is aimed at destroying the country should be rejected. Every citizen is urged to desist from instigating violence as violence has no good result. We are in the midst of a pandemic and all efforts should actually go towards the fight against Covid-19,” Ndeitunga concluded.

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