Five murders recorded countrywide

27 Sep 2015 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 27 SEP (NAMPA) - The Head of Media Relations at the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has expressed concern over the high number of murders in the country.
This comes after five murders were recorded countrywide over the weekend.
Speaking at the weekly crime briefing here on Sunday, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi described this number as “too high” and called on Namibians to learn to control their tempers during arguments.
“People should really learn to control their anger because sometimes people argue over petty things and material things and then a life is lost which cannot be brought back,” Shikwambi said.
She said two counts of murder were reported in the Kavango East Region on Friday, when a 45-year-old man shot both his wife and son for unknown reasons.
The 33-year-old woman died on the spot while the seven-year-old boy succumbed to his injuries on Saturday at the Rundu State Hospital.
The next of kin are informed.
The suspect handed himself over to the Rundu Police and investigations continue.
Also on Friday, at Tses, a confrontation over an old personal issue erupted between two men which resulted in the suspect stabbing the 37-year-old Obed Christiaan in the neck.
The incident occurred at around 22h00 at a local club.
Christiaan was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital in Tses. His next of kin are informed. The suspect has been arrested and the police investigation continues.
Another murder was recorded at Katima Mulilo on Saturday at around 08h00.
The suspect in the matter had apparently been tracking the footprints of someone person who broken into his shop and stole liquor and groceries at New Look village in the Makolonga area.
The footprints led him to a courtyard where he found two men. The suspect then allegedly fired a shot with his nine milimetre (9mm) pistol, in the direction of one of the men who fled, hitting him in the chest.
Shikwambi said the man was rushed to the Katima Mulilo State Hospital and died upon arrival there. He has been identified as a 19-year-old Zambian male who lived in the Nakotoma aree in Zambia.
His next of kin are informed.
The suspect, aged 61, was arrested and the firearm used was confiscated. He will appear in the Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Police investigation into the matter continues.
In Windhoek a 37-year-old man died after being stabbed in the stomach on Saturday.
The incident occurred at around at 02h00 at a residence in Omuvapu Street, Ombili.
There was allegedly a confrontation between the suspect and the victim over money, prompting the suspect to stab Max Dhiginina Nangolo in the stomach with a knife.
Nangolo died on the spot. His next of kin have been informed.
The 44-year-old suspect has been arrested and police investigations continue.