Taxi driver dies after allegedly being shot over car key

28 Dec 2018 07:50am
WINDHOEK, 28 DEC (NAMPA) – A taxi driver died after being shot on Tuesday because he allegedly refused to hand over the keys to the car to its owner at Okelemba village in the Ohangwena Region.
A crime report issued by the Namibian Police Force on Thursday said the deceased worked for the suspect.
The suspect, 34, allegedly insisted the driver hand over the keys of the taxi, but the driver refused and asked him to return the next day. The suspect then allegedly pulled out a pistol and shot the driver.
He died in the Engela State Hospital and his next of kin have been informed.
The suspect was arrested.
NamPol also recorded three cases of attempted murder in Erongo and Omusati regions earlier this week.
A man was robbed of his cellphone valued at N.dollars 2 000 and stabbed on his way home on Monday between 22h00 and 23h00 in Swakopmund.
The man was stabbed multiple times in the abdomen, chest and arm. He is however in a stable condition in the Swakopmund State Hospital.
No arrests or recovery were made and police investigations continue.
Also in the Erongo Region, at Tubusis, a 37-year-old man was shot in the throat with an arrow by another man.
The incident occurred around 14h00 on Tuesday.
The injured man was taken to the Usakos State Hospital and is in a stable condition. The 43-year-old suspect was arrested and the police investigations continue.
Meanwhile at Etunda village in the Omusati Region, a woman aged 38 was seriously injured when her boyfriend hit her over the head with a rock on Monday around 21h00.
The woman is in a critical condition in the Outapi State Hospital.
The 50-year-old suspect has been arrested and police investigations continue.