Prison inmate kills another at Tsumeb

22 Oct 2017 16:50pm
WINDHOEK, 22 OCT (NAMPA) – A 34-year-old man succumbed to his injuries at the Oshakati State Hospital on Saturday, after he was allegedly assaulted by a fellow prison inmate.
In the daily crime report issued on Sunday, Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said the deceased, identified as Emil Haramub, was a trial-awaiting inmate at the Tsumeb Police Station holding cells on a charge of attempted murder and assault.
He allegedly had an argument with the 30-year-old suspect, who was kept in the same holding cells.
“When the deceased fell to the ground, he sustained serious injuries, which led to his death,” said Shikwambi.
The suspect remains in custody and Haramub’s next of kin have been informed.
In the //Kharas Region, the 38-year-old Vincent Kaffer died after he was allegedly stabbed with a knife by a 41-year-old man at Karasburg on Saturday.
The incident occurred around 23h00 at Haib settlement, however Shikwambi said the motive of the murder was unknown.
The suspect was arrested and the deceased next of kin have been informed.
Meanwhile, the body of a 70-year-old tourist from Holland was found on the hiking trail at the Daan Viljoen Game Park outside Windhoek on Saturday.
The tourist allegedly left the Sun Karros resort where he was staying for the hiking trial alone on Thursday at around 10h00.
His backpack was found with the body, with cash and personal documents in it.
The cause of death is not yet known and police investigations into the matter continue.
Meanwhile, the police are looking for information regarding the body of a baby that was found in a drain in the Ongulumbashe informal settlement by City of Windhoek employees.
The body was found in a drain in a riverbed on Friday at around 09h00.
Anyone with information is requested to contact the Wanaheda Police Station.
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