Murder suspect commits suicide in Ohangwena

20 Nov 2013 15:30pm
EENHANA, 20 NOV (NAMPA) – A 25-year-old man, who was suspected of killing a Grade 8 learner from Omafa Combined School in the Ohangwena Region last Friday, has committed suicide.
Crime investigations coordinator of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Ohangwena Region, Deputy Commissioner Abner Agas confirmed the suicide to Nampa on Tuesday.
Agas identified the deceased suspect as Gustaf Shaanika Hamunyela and the late Grade 8 learner as 20-year-old Martha Ndilipomwene David.
The police have been trying to track down Hamunyela since last Friday when he fled the scene immediately after he reportedly murdered David. He had apparently ambushed the woman at Omafa village while she was walking from the school Friday afternoon.
It is believed that there was love relationship between Hamunyela and David, and the duo has a two-year-old child from that relationship.
However, the reasons why Hamunyela killed David and committed suicide afterwards were not immediately known.
Hamunyela’s body was discovered Monday afternoon by police officers, as it hanged from a tree at Omafa village.
Hamunyela was a resident of nearby Omadano village. He reportedly attacked David from the bush and stabbed her three times in the chest with a knife and then fled from the scene, leaving the knife stuck in her lifeless body.
In a separate incident in the Omusati Region, another young man hacked his lover to death with a panga and then hanged himself with a wire from the roof of his lover’s bedroom at Oshihua Shaalugolo village Friday night.
The man was identified as Sakeus Shaumbwako, 30, while his lover was identified as 38-year-old Tresia Nghishiiko.
This incident, according to Warrant Officer Lineekela Shikongo of the Public Relations Unit of NamPol in the Omusati Region, took place inside Nghishiiko’s bedroom.