Police identify unknown man
WINDHOEK, 19 MAR (NAMPA) – The body of a 25-year-old man who was found dead on Tuesday has been identified after the Windhoek Police Mortuary ran his finger prints through the Ministry of Home Affairs’ database.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi in the weekly crime bulletin issued here Sunday said the young man found dead in Hakahana’s Omutula Street after he was stabbed with a screwdriver, is Lebson Neliwa.
The autopsy has been completed and Police asked relatives to visit the mortuary to identify and claim the body of their loved one.
Last week, it was reported by the national broadcaster that the Windhoek Police Mortuary is full of unclaimed bodies.
Police urged the public to contact the mortuary to identify their relatives.
In an unrelated incident, a six-year-old girl was struck by a bullet in her left eye on Friday in Walvis Bay. A 10-year-old boy, who resides in the same house as the girl, allegedly discharged the pistol he was playing with.
It is alleged that around 17h00, two boys aged 10 and nine, and the girl were watching television in the family’s shack when the 10-year-old boy took the safe key in the wardrobe and removed the firearm from the safe.
He then tried to remove the magazine when it went off and a bullet struck the girl. She was rushed quickly to the Walvis Bay State Hospital, where she was immediately transferred to Windhoek in a critical condition.
The firearm belongs to a fisherman who is currently at sea.
A case of negligent handling of firearms was opened and police investigations continue.