Taxi driver arrested at Otjiwarongo for allegedly killing man

02 Aug 2015 13:00pm
OTJIWARONGO, 02 AUG (NAMPA) – A 30-year-old taxi driver was arrested at Otjiwarongo Sunday morning for allegedly shooting and killing a man in the Oshana Region Saturday afternoon.
The spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha told Nampa in an interview on Sunday the suspect had allegedly killed a man of unknown age in the area of Endola.
It is alleged that the suspect had been transporting the deceased from Engela to Oshakati via the Endola-Oshakati road.
The deceased was apparently in possession of a large amount of money.
Mbeha said shortly before they entered Oshakati at around 15h00 on Saturday, the deceased was allegedly fatally shot once in the abdomen by the taxi driver.
“The man died on the spot. The taxi driver then dumped his body in the bushes between Omundundu and Oshimwaku in the Ohangwena Region,” she said.
After taking possession of the money, the taxi driver went to his home in Oshakati. He apparently asked a relative to take him to Windhoek.
Members of the police in the Oshana Region had however in the meantime picked up this information and alerted the Ohangwena police about the incident.
The suspect was then put under police surveillance in both regions.
The Oshana police also informed the Otjozondjupa police that the suspect was on his way to Windhoek in a light blue Toyota Runx sedan with Oshakati registration, and a roadblock was set up.
The suspect and his 31-year-old accomplice were arrested at 01h29 on Sunday morning as they were entering Otjiwarongo.
They were found in possession of N.dollars 8 900 and two pistols, and their vehicle was impounded immediately at the Otjiwarongo Police Station.
According to Mbeha there were fresh blood stains on one of the pistols.
The suspect and his accomplice will be taken back to the Ohangwena Region where a murder case has been opened.
They are expected to appear in court on Tuesday.
Police investigations continue.