Man hanged after being assaulted in Omusati

A Namibian man, Silas Martinus, 33, was allegedly beaten with mopane twigs and then murdered by hanging at Iipanda Yambalantu village in the Omusati Region.

A crime report issued by the Namibian Police on Sunday stated that the suspect was a 29-year-old Namibian male and the incident took place around 22h00 on Thursday.

“It is alleged that the suspect used fresh mopane sticks to beat the victim on his facial areas which resulted in injuries and thereafter murdered the victim by hanging with a red elastic rubber which was found around the deceased’s neck,” the police said.

The police stated that the motive behind the crime is still unknown, the next of kin of the deceased have been notified and police investigations continue.

In the same report, two Namibian males and two Chinese males were allegedly robbed of N.dollars 200 000 on Friday at a guest house in Otjiwarongo.

“The four were allegedly driving a white Toyota Hilux pick-up and were robbed around 10h00 when they were stopped at the guest house, after withdrawing an amount of N.dollars 200 000 at a bank at Otjiwarongo, by seven suspects armed with a pistol and stones,” the police said.

It is alleged that the suspects stoned the victims’ vehicle and smashed both the back door windows and further opened the doors, whereby they grabbed the bag in which the money was kept, the police said.

When the complainants allegedly resisted, the suspects hit them with stones that led to the victims sustaining injuries. The suspects managed to escape with the cash bag in the direction of Windhoek, the police said.

No recovery has been made, however, a 32-year-old male suspect has been arrested and police investigations continue.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency