WINDHOEK, SEPT. 7 – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has established a Children’s Protection Fund with the assistance of the Ohlthaver and List (O&L) to help cover expenses involved in solving crime involving children.
A media statement issued by NamPol Inspector-General, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga on Thursday, said O&L suggested that the fund be established to amongst others assist the police in solving the case of Cheryl Avihe Ujaha, who was brutally murdered in Windhoek last week.
“The fund will be jointly managed to support this investigation or other serious investigations, awareness campaigns and other initiatives to prevent and solve serious crimes,” Ndeitunga said.
O&L paid N$30 000 into the fund, while the National Special Risks Insurance Association (NASRIA) pledged N$10 000.
Ndeitunga further said the reward for information that could lead to the arrest of suspects in Ujaha’s death has been increased from N$30 000 to N$100 000.
“O&L has pledged a significant amount of money to increase the existing reward amount,” he said.
Ndeitunga also said the fund will continue to exist after the investigation into Ujaha’s murder to assist NamPol with similar investigation in the future.
“I, therefore, call upon all sectors of society and/or individuals to willingly contribute to this fund for this noble purpose,” he said.
The nine-year-old Ujaha was reported missing on 26 August 2018. Her remains were found two days later in a riverbed in Khomasdal, seemingly boiled and mutilated, with the arms, head and legs cut off, while internal organs were also removed. – NAMPA