Man commits suicide after killing roommate

Hertta-Maria Amutenja

PETRUS Junias (28), who is accused of killing his roommate Ananias Angala (21) last Saturday morning at Omuthiya in the Oshikoto region, escaped the jaws of justices as he hung himself murdering his roommate.

According to a police crime report, Namibian Police (NamPol) spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, said a co-worker from another shack who witnessed the incident, heard Angala screaming for help.

According to the police report, the witness said he had Angala say he was being cut with an axe.

“When the witness opened the shack door, the deceased (Angala) came out running but bleeding heavily. The suspect (Junias) also came out with an axe and chased after the witness,” she said.

Shikwambi said when the police and the witness later arrived at the scene, they found the suspect’s body hanging in the shack and the body of Angala lying in a pool of blood about four meters away from where Junias was.

It is further reported that the suspect and the deceased ate dinner together the previous day and seemed to be at peace.

Their bodies were taken to Omuthiya Police Mortuary for autopsy, and police investigation into the matter continues.

In a separate incident which happened last week between Thursday evening and Friday morning at Iipanda Yambalantu village in the Omusati region, a 29-year-old male suspect was arrested for using mopane sticks to beat Silas Ndeilenga Martinus (33) to death.

It is believed that the suspect, after murdering the deceased, hung his body on a tree with red elastic rubber which was found tied tightly around the deceased’s neck.

The motive behind this crime is unknown, and police investigation continues.

The police further reported that on Saturday, August 13 at around 05h00, at Liselo roadblock at Katima Mulilo in Zambezi region, two men aged 50 and 55, were arrested after they were found with two full carcasses of Reedbuck Antelopes, valued at N$ 10 000 in the loading box of their Ford Ranger vehicle after they failed to give satisfactory explanation or any valid permit for such possession.

It is further reported that while the police officers were busy at the roadblock, they spotted a vehicle approaching the roadblock but suddenly made a U-turn and fled.

The police, immediately chased after the vehicle and successfully stopped it.

“During the search a hunting rifle equipped with a telescope, silencer, one Pistol 9mm, ammunition and two spent cartridges as well as spotlight torch and knives were found in the vehicle. The exhibits were seized as evidence and taken to Katima Mulilo police station, and the suspects are expected to appear in the Katima Mulilo Magistrate Court today.

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