NamPol confirms fatal stabbing in UK

WINDHOEK: The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has confirmed an incident in which a Namibian man, 28-year-old Mateus Johannes, allegedly killed his Namibian girlfriend in Hull in the United Kingdom, on Friday.

NamPol spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, told Nampa on Monday that they received the confirmation through Interpol.

The suspect is accused of stabbing 22-year-old Claudia Kambanza in the chest with a sharp object. Shikwambi said the incident occurred at the Hull Royal Infirmary.

‘The suspect is in custody in the UK and is charged with the offence of murder. Both the suspect and victim are believed to be from Namibia,’ Shikwambi added.

International media outlets reported on Monday that Johannes appeared before the Hull Magistrate’s Court and has been remanded in custody until Tuesday, when he has to appear before the Hull Crown Court. Johannes reportedly has no fixed residential address.

The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation’s spokesperson, Rosalia Nelumbu, said the
y are yet to receive information regarding the matter from the Namibian High Commission in England.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency