By Hileni Nembwaya
IT was a hard lesson for the Governor of Ohangwena region, Usko Nghaamwa after the Ohangwena regional court ruled in favour of Valenti Kamati, whom the Governor accused of animal cruelty.
According to court documentation, in 2014 Nghaamwa laid animal cruelty charges against Kamati for allegedly shooting his camel with a bow and arrow.
Nghaamwa’s camel was apparently found grazing in Cecilia Kanghameni’s mahangu’s field and destroying her crops at Oipapakane village in Ohangwena region.
Kanghameni’s son, Kamati allegedly had had enough and he shot the camel with a bow and arrow in order to chase the animal back to Nghaamwa’s land.
Kamati was arrested and released on N$500 bail.
Nghaamwa regarded the camel as “valuable” as it was intended for recreational purposes. Last week, the case was brought to finality due to lack of evidence. Both Nghaamwa and Kamati were present during the court ruling and Kamati was found not guilty.
Speaking after the court hearing, Kamati thanked the justice system for promoting fairness and solving society ills in an amicable solution.
“I am so happy. I thought I was going to lose in this regard but the justice system was reasonably fair for both of us and they did not practice favouritism. I am glad that all this is over,” he said.
Several efforts to reach Nghaamwa ended in vain.
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