DIVAYI: The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Kavango region have arrested two men suspected to have brutally killed a security guard at Ngepi Camp on Sunday night.
A security guard of the controversial Ngepi Camp situated some 220km east of Rundu, was brutally stabbed to death several times with an unknown sharp object before his arms and legs were tied together.
After attacking the security guard, the perpetrator/s proceeded to break into the camp office, and stole money and other items worth N.dollars 7 000.
NamPol’s Kavango regional acting Crime Investigations Co-ordinator Detective Inspector Chrispin Mubebo told Nampa on Wednesday that the two men who are from the same Divayi village were arrested on Tuesday.
Mubebo said the two suspects,m in their 20s are both former workers of Ngepi Camp but were fired sometime back after a case of theft was opened against them by Ngepi Camp owner Mark Adcock.
The two suspects are expected to appear in the Rundu Magistrate Court on Thursday.
The deceased, 4- year-old Markus Kambinda, allegedly went to the gate of the camp with the intention to close it but never returned to his base at the camp.
After realising that his colleague was not returning, another security guard, who refused to be named, then went to look for him, only to discover his workmate lying upside down in a pool of blood.
The acting Crime Investigations Coordinator earlier told this reporter while at the scene on Monday that the security guard seemed to have been tied up in a guard room but dumped some 50meters away from the scene.
The deceased, was employed by the Northeastern Security Company.
Meanwhile, the camp has been a target of theft on several occasions over the past three years.
Owner of the Ngepi Camp, Mark Adcock, told Nampa on Monday via e-mail that his family and staffs have to endure harassment on a daily basis by local gang members.
“Unfortunately someone has now been killed to highlight the terrible situation we have been living under,” Adcock said.
The Ngepi Camp owner is laying the blame for the murder that security guard on Hambukushu Traditional Authority leader Fumu Ervin Mbambo.
Relations between Ngepi Camp owner and Hambukushu leader have long been troubled as a result of a number of issues, one of which is the traditional authority’s attempts to have Adcock evicted from the area.
Adcock now believes Kambinda’s death is a result of the ongoing dispute between himself and the traditional authority.
In the meantime, early last year, the Hambukushu Traditional Authority leader Fumu Ervin Munika Mbambo ordered the closure of the Ngepi Camp after terminating his leasehold agreement with Adcock for alleged bad attitude and behaviour towards local people.
That eviction order is still awaiting a High Court decision.