Suspect in NIMT double murder in custody

07 May 2019 19:00pm
WINDHOEK, 07 MAY (NAMPA) - The police are questioning a man suspected to have been involved in the double murder at the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) in Arandis last month.
The Namibian Police Force’s (NamPol) Inspector General, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga said here on Tuesday the man was arrested in connection with a different murder case, but was also being questioned with regards to the murders of NIMT Executive Director Eckhart Mueller and his deputy, Heimo Hellwig in front of the campus office block on 15 April.
“There is someone in custody who we arrested some three weeks ago in one of the coastal towns for a different case of murder, but he is also a person of interest as far as the NIMT case is concerned,” said Ndeitunga.
The NamPol Inspector General was responding to questions from the media on various murder cases that remain unsolved.
With regards to cases such as the brutal murder of nine-year-old Avihe Cheryl Ujaha in August last year, Ndeitunga said the police are busy with all the cases and if something is found, they will make a public announcement.
He added that the N.dollars 100 000 reward for the Ujaha case is still valid and those with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect(s), should contact the police.
He also called on anybody who wants to add to the reward, to do so.
“Whoever wants to pledge something is welcome, maybe you want to put up a million dollars to attract people with information. But we don’t want people with false information, we want concrete evidence,” he said.