Swakopmund man dies after unreported stabbing

09 Sep 2017 13:50pm
SWAKOPMUND, 09 SEP (NAMPA) - A 56-year-old man was arrested on Friday and charged with murder after a man he had allegedly stabbed, died in Swakopmund.
An incident report issued by the Namibian Police Force’s Crime Investigations Coordinator for Erongo, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu identified the deceased as the 39-year-old Lesley Lourence Jesaya.
Iikuyu said Jesaya was stabbed in Mondesa on 01 September while in the company of a colleague.
“An unknown suspect stabbed Jesaya with a sharp object on the left side of his chest and inflicted a serious open wound,” he said.
Without reporting the incident to the police, friends and family rushed Jesaya to the Swakopmund State Hospital in critical condition. He was later transferred to the Katutura State Hospital in Windhoek.
“The matter was only reported on Thursday when he passed on and we arrested the suspect on Friday,” said Iikuyu.
It is not clear what led to the stabbing and police investigations continue.
Iikuyu asked the public to immediately report crimes as soon as they occur to give the police enough time to act.
He said if cases are reported late or not reported at all, perpetrators get away with committing crime.
In Narraville, Walvis Bay on Friday, two suspects aged 21 and 26 were nabbed for possession of cocaine, cannabis and mandrax in separate incidents.
“The total street value of the drugs found on the first suspect is N.dollars 2 000 while the second suspect was found with drugs worth N.dollars 2 720,” said Iikuyu.
All suspects are expected to appear before court in their respective towns on Monday.