Suspect in Omungwelume learner's stabbings arrested

16 Sep 2016 10:50am
ONGWEDIVA, 16 SEP (NAMPA) – The man who is accused of stabbing a learner of Omungwelume Secondary School in the Ohangwena Region last week, attempted to commit suicide before the police could arrest him.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the region, Sergeant Abner Kaume Iitumba told Nampa on Thursday the man has been identified as the 30-year-old Tuhafeni Nauyoma from Oshikango.
He was arrested earlier this week at the Engela District Hospital where he was receiving treatment after a failed suicide attempt.
“He was transferred from Engela to the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital and was under police guard until his release from the hospital yesterday,” Iitumba explained.
He said Nauyoma is now being held at the holding cells of NamPol at the Omungwelume settlement after appearing briefly in the magistrate’s court there on Thursday.
His case is postponed to 14 October 2016 for further police investigations and he was denied bail.
Nauyoma is accused of stabbing an 18-year-old Grade 11 learner of Omungwelume Secondary School seven times.
It is still not known why he did it, but it is believed that they were in a relationship.
The girl is still in the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital.
According to NamPol, the suspect drove to Omungwelume from Oshikango last Thursday.
He picked the victim up from the settlement and drove to the bush a few kilometres away.
The girl managed to escape after being stabbed and ran to Ohaali village where villagers assisted her to inform the Omungwelume police, who in turn took her to the hospital.
Omungwelume is situated in the Ohangwena Region’s Ongenga Constituency, some 40 kilometres south-west of Oshikango.