Suspected suicide at Omandongo

26 Oct 2014 13:40pm
ONGWEDIVA, 26 OCT (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police in the Oshikoto Region are investigating a case of drowning that occurred at Omandongo village of the Onayena Constituency in the region over the weekend.
Confirming the investigations to Nampa on Saturday, Namibian Police (NamPol) Deputy Commissioner William Peter said the drowning has reportedly taken place at around 23h00 on Friday.
The deceased has been identified as 49-year-old Martin Amunue.
He was discovered dead inside his sinked red GWM pick-up, in a dam full of water at his home village of Omandongo at about 11h26 on Saturday.
'The windows of the vehicle were all closed and all doors were locked. No damage on the vehicle and no injuries were detected on the body of the deceased,' Peter explained the circumstances under which Amunue was discovered.
Speculations are rife in the area that Amunue has committed suicide by intentionally driving at high speed into the dam.
Peter said the next of kin have already been informed about the incident , as police investigations continue.
In 2009, Onesmus 'Mbakumbaku' Hangala was also discovered drowned in a similar situation in a a different earth dam at Ongwediva in the Oshana Region.
NamPol divers had to be called in to remove the vehicles of the deceased out of the dam in both incidences.
Hangala was also suspected of having committed suicide by intentionally speeding his green Toyota pick-up into the dam near the Ongwediva mission centre of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN)