No suspects in journalist's death: NamPol

14 Jul 2013 09:30
WINDHOEK, 14 JUL (NAMPA) - No suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of New Era journalist Paulus Simaneka Paulus yet.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi confirmed this at a media briefing here on Sunday.
?The police have not yet arrested any suspect or suspects in connection with the death of the New Era journalist. The police detectives are still busy with the investigation in order to track down the culprit or culprits and bring them to book,? said Shikwambi.
The 26-year-old journalist died at the beginning of May this year, after spending some days in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Katutura State Hospital.
He was allegedly assaulted in Windhoek's Otjomuise residential area on 26 April this year while on his way home after a night out with friends.
The late Paulus was a general reporter, who started working for New Era Publications last year. He covered stories on politics and social issues.
Paulus has been laid to rest at his home village of Okakoko in the Oshikoto Region's Omuthiya District.
Shikwambi appealed to members of the public with information in connection with the journalist's death to contact the nearest police station in their area.