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Man kills panga attacker

Man kills panga attacker

Maria David

THE 38-year-old Linus Dumeni Sakaria died in a hail of bullets after he attacked another man with a panga.


As a result, a 28-year-old man is facing charges of murder.
It s believed the two men were involved in a quarrel during which Sakaria, who was armed with a panga, threatened to kill the suspect.


Oshikoto Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Armas Shivute, confirmed the incident and said it occurred around 00:12 on Saturday morning at the King Service Station in the Olumbongo location of Oniipa.


SENSELESS DEATH: A panga that was allegedly used to threaten another person next to the lifeless body of the alleged attacker. – Photo: Contributed


“It is alleged that the suspect shot the attacker twice with a nine-millimetre pistol. The bullets struck the attacker in the torso and on his left shoulder. Sakaria fell to the ground and died on the spot,” Shivute said.


Commissioner Shivute said that the suspect was arrested shortly after the fatal shooting and is set to appear in the Ondangwa Magistrate’s Court early next week.


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