Ohangwena NamPol arrest Angolan man in Oshikango murder case
19 Jan 2016 15:20pm
ONGWEDIVA, 19 JAN (NAMPA) An Angolan man, who fled the country after allegedly stabbing to death a Namibian man at the Oshikango suburb of Helao Nafidi town in the Ohangwena Region last Friday, has been arrested.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the region, Sergeant Abner Kaume Iitumba confirmed this to Nampa in a telephonic interview on Tuesday.
He said the suspect was arrested on a charge of murder on Monday after members of his family from the Onehoni village in southern Angola handed him over to NamPol at Helao Nafidi.
Iitumba said the family members brought the suspect back to Namibia after he informed them that he fled from Oshikango because he committed a serious offense at the suburb.
Police reports have it that the Angolan national stabbed a Namibian man, identified as 33-year-old Paulus Ndeiluka from the Ohangwena Regions Onekwaya East village, and fled to Angola shortly afterwards.
The incident took place at the Okalunga 17 location of the Oshikango suburb, following a quarrel between the two.
Ndeiluka was stabbed in the chest and was declared dead upon his arrival at the Engela District Hospital where he was rushed to for medical attention.
Iitumba, however, said media reports suggesting Ndeiluka was stabbed for attempting to rob the Angolan man of his property are false.
It is not true that the deceased was stabbed for attempting to commit robbery, and the Angolan man is not a taxi driver as reported in the media, he noted.
He pointed out that the suspect ran a business of transporting goods for customers from Oshikango to Angola on bicycle.
The suspect will appear in court in due course.