Female inmate kills boy in Wanaheda holding cells

26 Jan 2014 18:10pm
WINDHOEK, 26 JAN (NAMPA) – A fight between two female prisoners in the Wanaheda Police Station holding cells on Thursday led to the death of a four-year-old boy who was incarcerated with his mother.
Inspector Stephan Nuuyi of the Namibian Police Public Relations Division told a media briefing here on Sunday the boy’s head was smashed twice on the floor, and he sustained serious head injuries.
The incident took place between 14h00 and 15h00.
The boy died at the Katutura State Hospital at about 19h45 on the same day.
The mother of the deceased was in custody for shoplifting after she failed to pay bail of N.dollars 500.
The suspect was in custody for assault to cause grievous bodily harm, and no bail was granted to her. She was also removed from the female cell to the visitor’s cell to prevent her from causing any more harm to other prisoners.
Police investigations continue.
In another incident on Thursday, two suspects robbed a 23-year-old man off his Samsung laptop, an Apple Ipad, Samsung mobile phone and laptop bag at about 11h00 in Naguil Street in Khomasdal.
The items are valued at N.dollars 16 170. No recovery or arrests have yet been made. Police investigations continue.
The Katutura Police is also investigating a case of robbery after two suspects tried to rob an off-duty police officer.
The incident took place on Thursday at about 22h30 in Katutura.
The officer was approached by two men selling a tyre and a tyre rim.
When he questioned the two men - aged 19 and 22 - about the items, they pulled out knives, threatened to harm him and demanded money and his mobile phone.
The officer was then injured between the legs before he could pull out his pistol. He then shot one of the suspects in the right shoulder and the other in the left thigh. Both suspects were arrested with the help of the City Police, and were admitted to the Katutura State Hospital.
Police investigations continue.
In an unrelated incident in the Omaheke Region, four suspects - aged 25, 32, 37 and 49 - were arrested after they were found in possession of game meat valued at N.dollars 29 846.
The incident took place on Thursday at about 21h00 on the Gobabis/Drimiopsis road.
It is alleged that the suspects illegally hunted two elands and three blue wildebeest.
Police investigations continue.