Murder dominates weekend crime report – The Namibian

ON Friday, 3 March, at around 22h00, a Namibian man, Thomas Kooper (50), succumbed to his injuries at Katutura Intermediate Hospital, where he had been admitted weeks ago.

According to a police crime report, Kooper was stabbed and injured with a knife by a 23-year-old Namibian man at Plakkerskamp 144, Westerkim at Karasburg.

It is alleged that the incident was ignited by an argument about money between Kooper and the suspect, with the suspect stabbing Kooper several times.

The suspect has been arrested, and Kooper’s next of kin have been informed.

Police investigations continue.

In a separate incident at Rehoboth on Saturday between 02h00 and 07h00, the 60-year-old Christiana Beukes’ body was discovered with visible marks observed on her neck, suspected to be the result of strangulation.

According to the police, Beukes’ boyfriend, a 42-year-old man, was arrested at the old Bahnhof Hotel building.

Beukes’ body was ferried to the state mortuary for a post-mortem examination to be conducted to determine the cause of her death. Police investigations continue.

In a separate incident at Tses, on Sunday at about 02h50 a 35-year-old man, identified as Edwin Rukero, was allegedly stabbed to death by a 23-year-old woman.

The incident happened between Sobiso Bar and the railway station at the village in the //Kharas region.

It is alleged that the suspect grabbed a bottle, broke it and stabbed Rukero once in the neck and throat.

Rukero died at the scene.

According to the police spokesperson Kauna Shikwambi, the suspect handed herself over to the police and has been detained.

Shikwambi said Rukero was an ex-lover of the suspect.

His body was transported to the Keetmanshoop State Hospital mortuary and his next of kin have been informed.

Meanwhile, at Kuisebmond at Walvis Bay on Sunday at about 03h00, a 19-year-old Grade 9 pupil at Kuisebmond Secondary School, Kavehungua Mupeu, was stabbed with a knife and died outside a bar in Kabeljou Street.

It is alleged that Mupeu was walking in the company of four friends on the way home when the group was attacked by unknown suspects.

In the process, Mupeu was stabbed once under the right arm.

Her next of kin have been informed and police investigations have started.

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