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Three robbers arrested and charged with murder

Three robbers arrested and charged with murder

Niël Terblanché

THREE members of the robbery gang that is believed to have been involved in the brutal murder and robbery of the 28-year-old Romeo Kanfulu over the past weekend has been arrested by the detectives of the Namibian Police in the Erongo Region.


The gang that has been terrorising the residents of Mondesa while attacking their victims like a pack of hyenas. Besides robbing and injuring their victims, the gang might also have been involved in other serious crimes like rape.


In this regard the Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu requested members of the public that have fallen victim to the gang, to come forward so that more criminal cases can be registered against the suspects.


During the latest attack Kangulu and his older brother were on their way home in the early hours of Saturday morning when they were violently overpowered by the gang. The brothers were severely assaulted which resulted in the death of the 28-year-old victim.

Pihoto for illustrative purposes. Photo: Contributed

Kangulu’s lifeless body was found by a passerby in Mandume Ndemufayu Street a few hours after the attack near the Mondesa cemetery.


According to Deputy Commissioner Iikuyu, three young men, a 26-year-old and two other aged 19 and 18 were arrested in connection with the murder and robbery. Detectives also found a possible murder weapon in the possession of the three suspects before their arrest.


“During the successful investigation and arrest of the suspects in the murder and robbery case it came to light that three other male persons besides the deceased and his brother, were attacked and robbed of their clothes, shoes, phones and cash in separate incidents on the same night by the gang that operated in groups.”


According to Deputy Commissioner Iikuyu the various incidents took place between 23:00 on Friday and 06:00 on Saturday in the area of Mandume ya Ndemufayo Street, in the area of FNB Mondesa, Woermann Brock Mondesa, the tuck shops opposite Hero and at the corner of John Arnold Street and Mandume ya Ndemufayo Street in the vicinity of the Amagus Bar. Deputy Commissioner Iikuyu said the other victims did not report the incidents to the police.


“Detectives need these persons who has fallen victim to the gang, to come forward for interviews that might lead to the arrest of more gang members.”


Members of the public and victims are requested to urgently contact Detective Chief Inspector Rafael Litota at 081 256 5757, Detective Warrant Officer Ludwig /Orub at 081 218 0140 or Deputy Commissioner Iikuyu at 081 246 4757.

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