Alleged wanted murder suspect arrested at Oshakati

OSHAKATI: The suspect who fled after reportedly stabbing one person to death and seriously wounding another at a bar in Oshakati's Oneshila Evululuko location in the early hours of Sunday, has been arrested. His arrest follows a manhunt initiated by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshana region. According to Chief Inspector Thomas Aiyambo of the NamPol Oshana Community Policing Sub-division, late Sunday, the suspect who is from Oshandumbala village was arrested with the assistance of his parents who accompanied him to the Oshakati police station. 'It is alleged that the suspect got into a fight with the deceased at around 01h30 after he was thrown wine in the face and in the process, stabbed the deceased twice in the back and once in the head. It is further alleged that the suspect proceeded to stab another person, who is currently receiving treatment at the Oshakati State Hospital,' he said. Aiyambo noted that the suspect is charged with murder and attempted murder and is expected to appear in the Oshakati Magistrate's Court during the week. Police investigations into the matter continue. Source: The Namibia Press Agency