Attempted suicide and 2 murders in weekend crime report

Tujoromajo Kasuto

On Friday, 04 March, a 37-year-old man in the Oshana Region attempted suicide by slitting his throat with a panga at Omaalala village, Ongwediva Constituency.

A police officer was summoned to investigate an incident in Omaalala that a suspect was destroying items in the house, threatening and cutting his housemates with a panga.

When the suspect saw the police officers, he became more violent and attacked one of them with a panga, which the officer blocked with his left arm, causing serious injury to the officer’s arm.

The suspect then attempted suicide by slitting his throat and is currently being treated at Oshakati hospital under police guard.

According to Oshana regional police spokesperson, Inspector Thomas Aiyambo, he is in stable condition and he could not confirm whether the suspect was under the influence of drugs or has a history of mental illness that could have caused the violent incident.

Meanwhile, in the Omaheke Region, on Friday, 04 March 2022, around 22:00 at Aminuis, 22-year-old Conradie Nasie was stabbed to death by his 25-year-old brother after an argument between the two.

The suspect allegedly stabbed his brother twice in the chest, killing him.

Also in the same region, on Saturday, at around 00:50 at Kassie Classic Bar, a 24-year-old male inappriately touched the buttocks of another man.

The victim, Phillip Kaiser, inquired from the other why he did it.

The two started arguing and fighting inside the bar and during the fight, the deceased was stabbed in the chest with a knife.

The victim was rushed to Gobabis State Hospital, but a medical officer declared him dead on arrival. The suspect was apprehended. The police investigation is ongoing.

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