Deceased police officer at Grootfontein identified

24 May 2017 11:00am
OTJIWARONGO, 24 MAY (NAMPA) – The 38-year-old detective sergeant, who was stabbed dead at Grootfontein on Monday afternoon by a suspected drug dealer, has been identified as Lukas Mwadinomho.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Heinrich Tjiveze told Nampa on Wednesday that Mwadinomho was stabbed dead with a sharp object on the left side of the chest while performing police duties in the Blikkiesdrop informal settlement in Grootfontein.
The sergeant was with four other colleagues on duty as they prepared to search the house for dagga.
It is alleged a 17-year-old man, suspected to be dealing in drugs at that house, attacked Mwadinomho.
The suspect was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday morning and is expected to appear in the Grootfontein Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
“Another member of the police force who was with the deceased was also stabbed on the right leg by the same suspect who used the same sharp object,” said Tjiveze.
The injured police officer on Tuesday received medical treatment at a local hospital and was described to be in a stable condition.
Tjiveze said the stabbing incident happened very fast shortly after Mwadinomho and his colleague entered the house and started questioning the suspect.
The incident occurred between 17h00 and 18h00 on Monday afternoon.
Police investigations in the matter continue.
(NAMPA)
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