Inquest into unnatural death at Spitzkoppe

02 Jul 2019 09:50am
SWAKOPMUND, 02 JUL (NAMPA) - A case of inquest is due for investigations in Usakos after a 47-year-old farmer at the Hakistian Farm in the Spitzkoppe area died unnaturally on Sunday evening.
A crime report issued by the Namibian Police Force’s Erongo Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu on Tuesday alleged that the deceased and his co-worker were walking home after having some drinks at a shebeen in the Spitzkoppe area on Sunday.
“While walking at about 1 kilometre from Spitzkoppe towards their farm, the two became tired and decided to sleep alongside the road until morning,” Iikuyu said.
When the deceased's friend woke up at around 07h45 on Monday however, he realised that the deceased was not responding when he tried to wake him up.
The friend sought for help around the area and the deceased was transported to the Usakos State Hospital, where he was certified dead by a doctor.
The body was taken to Walvis Bay Police Mortuary for post mortem examinations to determine the cause of death.
The deceased has been identified as Johannes Popeya Dimbu and his next of kin have been informed.
The registration of the inquest awaits the post-mortem examination.
Police investigations continue.