Two young cousins drown in dam in Oshikoto Region

17 Jun 2017 15:10pm
WINDHOEK, 17 JUN (NAMPA) – The bodies of two children aged four and five were found in a dam after they allegedly drowned at Etambo village in the Oshikoto Region on Friday.
In the daily crime report issued on Saturday, the Namibian Police Force’s Head of Media Relations, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said the body of the four-year-old Michael Michael was found floating in a dam by a passerby.
The boy’s family informed the police that Michael and his cousin Ndeshipanda Haihoya went missing on Thursday.
The Police Special Reserve Force Diving Unit searched the dam and Haihoya’s body was retrieved on Friday.
In the same region at Okaputa village, an 80-year-old man was allegedly assaulted with a hammer by his grandson.
The suspect arrived at the homestead from Oshakati on Wednesday at around 19h00 to visit his grandfather and “for no apparent reason” allegedly started to hit the pensioner over the head with a hammer.
The victim’s screams alerted family members to the attack and they rushed to his room, where they found him in a pool of blood.
“He was taken to the Onandjokwe hospital in critical condition,” said Shikwambi.
The suspect was apprehended and is expected to appear in the Ondangwa Magistrate’s Court on Monday.