Constable Leornard Mumbala of Okahao Police Station, who chased down three suspects, arrested one of them and recovered the stolen money while he was off duty was on Friday awarded for his bravery at a ceremony at Outapi.
Constable Mumbala was officially recognised for his bravery during the unveiling of the new police suggestion box at Outapi.
The constable, who joined the Namibian Police earlier this year, said that on August 26 while off duty he heard a noise coming from Punyu Service Station. Upon closer investigation, he realised that a robbery was in progress.
“Although I was unarmed, I intervened and managed to stop the robbery and the suspects ran away. I chased them and arrested one who had some of the stolen money,” Mumbala recounted.
At the same occasion of the award, the Omusati Regional Police Commander Commissioner Simeoan Shindinge said no investors would want to do business in an environment with a high crime rate and the regions would create economic sanctions for themselves if crime is not rooted out.
Also speaking at the event, the Oshikuku Constituency Councillor Modestus Amutse called on the business community to support the police’s crime intervention programmes to ensure that all towns and settlements in the region get suggestion boxes. Amutse was speaking on behalf of Governor Erginus Endjala.