Man arrested for murder at Otjiwarongo

28 Nov 2017 10:20am
OTJIWARONGO, 28 NOV (NAMPA) - A 26-year-old man suspected to have attacked and stabbed another man to death in the early hours of Saturday morning at Otjiwarongo has been arrested in the Orwetoveni residential area.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha, in an interview with Nampa on Tuesday said the suspect was arrested at about 21h00 on Monday.
“We apprehended him on Monday night after we conducted an intensified search for him in Orwetoveni,” said Mbeha.
Mbeha said that the suspect, who faces a charge of murder, had been hiding since the alleged stabbing incident on Saturday occurred at a night club in Otjiwarongo.
He is expected to appear in the Otjiwarongo Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
The suspect allegedly stabbed the 25-year-old Joshua Nangombe once with a knife in the chest at a local night club at about 02h23 on Saturday.
According to Mbeha, Nangombe and the suspect were allegedly seen arguing over a cigarette shortly before the stabbing incident occurred.
Nangombe was declared dead on arrival at the Otjiwarongo State Hospital where his friends had taken him.
The deceased’s next of kin have been informed.
Police investigations on the matter continue.