Odibo – Paulus Valombweleni Nghuuluka, an 18-year-old boy, died on Tuesday after a confrontation in Odibo village, Oshikango Constituency, Ohangwena Region. The incident, involving a brick attack, occurred on Monday. Ohangwena Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Crime Investigations Coordinator, Zacharia Amakali, confirmed the incident on Thursday.
According to Namibian Press Agency (NAMPA), the altercation began when Nghuuluka attempted to disrupt a dice game near a shebeen, wielding a pocket knife. After being disarmed, Nghuuluka allegedly threw stones at the group, injuring the suspect’s brother. In retaliation, the suspect struck Nghuuluka with a brick, leading to fatal head injuries. Nghuuluka was transferred to Oshakati Intermediate Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. The suspect has been arrested and is expected to appear in the Ohangwena Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Police are continuing their investigation into the matter.