Police officer dies after alleged stabbing by wife at Outjo

20 Nov 2016 12:30pm
OUTJO, 20 NOV (NAMPA) - A 59-year-old police sergeant at Outjo died Saturday morning after his wife allegedly stabbed him with a broken bottle during a quarrel on Friday afternoon.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha confirmed the death of the sergeant to Nampa on Sunday.
Mbeha said the deceased police officer was identified as Zebedeus Kasuto.
“Close relatives have been informed of his death,” Mbeha said adding the 52-year-old wife of the deceased had been arrested on a charge of murder.
She is expected to appear in the Outjo Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Mbeha said the two were seen consuming alcohol at a local bottle store when the quarrel erupted.
It is still not known what the two were quarrelling about, she explained.
She, however, said it was during this heated argument on Friday afternoon that the suspect allegedly picked up a broken bottle and stabbed her husband (Kasuto) on the left side of the neck.
Kasuto was taken to the Outjo State Hospital the same day but succumbed to the injury in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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