Pensioner killed by crocodile at Impalila Island

12 Apr 2015 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 12 APR (NAMPA) - A 65-year-old woman died after she was attacked by a crocodile along the Chobe River at Impalila Island on Thursday.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson Inspector Slogan Matheus told members of the media during the weekly crime briefing on Sunday the deceased has been identified as Meheso Maryclare Sihope.
She was cutting reeds with her 22-year-old son in the Kavulavula area when the crocodile attacked and dragged her into the river. Her son escaped unhurt.
On the Friday morning, Nature Conservation officials and community members came across the crocodile while it was feeding on the woman’s remains.
An attempt was made to put down the crocodile, but it managed to get away.
Sihope’s next of kin have been informed and the police investigation continues.
Matheus also reported that the police in the Khomas Region have opened a case of murder against two suspects for stabbing the 20-year-old David Noabeb in Katutura on Friday.
He was stabbed in the chest with a screwdriver and died on the spot.
The incident took place at about 19h34 in Hans Uirab Street.
It is alleged that the deceased had been involved in an argument with one of his relatives and a friend at their residence when the incident occurred.
Two suspects aged 17 and 31, one of which is a cousin to the deceased, were arrested and are due to appear in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Noabeb’s next of kin have been informed and police investigations continue.