OSHAKATI: A 23-year-old woman, who went missing from the Okaukamasheshe village over the weekend, was found dead in the area of that village on Thursday morning.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Inspector Peter Kakwambi of the Crime Investigation Unit (CID) at Oshakati confirmed this to NAMPA.
Kakwambi could not give more details because NamPol investigation officers were busy to establish the circumstances under which the woman found dead.
The deceased is identified as Basilia ‘Basi’ Shikesho. The Police have established reliably that Shikesho was a girlfriend of a 32-year-old man suspected of killing his other girlfriend at Oshakati Town’s Kandjengedi informal settlement on Monday evening.
The girlfriend killed at Kandjengedi was identified as 22-year-old Frieda Shikongo from Iikuku village in the Oshakati area.
Shikesho was reportedly last seen at the village at about 12h00 on Sunday and it is suspected that she might also have been killed by the same suspect.
The Police decided to withhold the identity of the suspect until further notice. Kakwambi told NAMPA on Wednesday that the suspect has circulated a short message via a cell phone to certain people telling them that Shikesho has passed away, without telling them the cause of her death.
Shikesho’s brother, who lives in Orajemund in the Karas Region, is also one of the people received the same message from the suspect.
According to the Police, the suspect circulated the message on Monday, the same day he allegedly killed Shikongo inside his living quarters at Kandjengedi.
Kakwambi also told NAMPA that the suspect is a previous convict, who was released from the prison recently after serving a three-year imprisonment for an armed robbery.
Police arrested the suspect on Tuesday morning at his mother’s homestead at Okaukamasheshe village, where he was found unconscious after he allegedly tried to commit suicide by drinking methylated spirit.
He is placed under the Police guard while receiving medical treatment in the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital since his arrest.