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Eight remanded in custody for Oshigambo mob attack

2024-06-27  Correspondent

Eight remanded in custody for Oshigambo mob attack

OMUTHIYA – Eight suspects from Iikango C village in the Oshigambo area who were arrested on Saturday for the alleged assault of a 67-year-old Namibian woman, were remanded in custody at Ondangwa on Monday.

It is alleged that the suspects assaulted the woman with fresh branch sticks all over her body and burned down her belongings and properties, including her shebeen after she allegedly administered poison to her cuca shop
patrons.

The suspects on Monday appeared before Magistrate Nelao Ya France at the Ondangwa Magistrate’s Court, and the matter was postponed to 21 November 2024 to allow for further police investigations.

The Namibian Police’s Oshikoto regional crime investigation coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Titus Ekandjo, on Saturday, the woman, also from Iikango C village in the Oshigambo area, Oniipa constituency, was reportedly attacked by a mob consisting of people from her village.

“The mob got agitated by the allegations that the victim is administering poison to the cuca shop patrons,” Ekandjo said.

The incident was attended to, by the members of Onethindi police station, who took the victim to Onandjokwe State Hospital for medical attention. 

The victim was, however, not admitted and opened a case of assault/gender-based violence that led to the arrest of the eight suspects aged between 19 and 49, he said.
-Nampa


2024-06-27  Correspondent

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