Opuwo taxi driver arrested for attempted murder

04 Dec 2017 15:50pm
WINDHOEK, 04 DEC (NAMPA) – A 23-year-old man died on Saturday at around 19h30 after he was stabbed with a knife by an unknown man, the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has reported.
The incident, according to NamPol, happened at Oshuulula location in the Onadjaba area of the Omusati Region.
It is alleged that a suspect stabbed the deceased once on the left side of the chest with a knife.
The deceased who has been identified as Kandapo Johannes, believed to hail from Eengwena village, reportedly died on the scene.
The motive for the crime is yet to be determined and police investigations in the matter continue.
The deceased’s next of kin have been informed while the suspect has not yet been arrested.
In another incident, a 23-year-old man was stabbed with a knife at Otjihama village on the outskirts of Opuwo in the Kunene Region on Saturday at around 02h00.
It is alleged that the victim took a taxi from Opuwo to Otjihama and failed to pay the agreed taxi fare, an act that resulted in a quarrel between the victim and the taxi driver.
The quarrel allegedly translated into a physical altercation during which the victim was stabbed on the left side of his chest.
The victim was rushed to the Oshakati State Hospital, where is reportedly in a stable condition.
The 24-year-old taxi driver was arrested and police investigations into the matter continue.
(NAMPA)
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