THE 45-year-old Jesaya Rehabiam from the Ombwa ya lyata oten location in the Oshikuku, who went for a bath in an earth dam, was later found dead in the water.
Omusati Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Titus Shikongo, said the incident occurred around 14h00 on Thursday.
According to Shikongo, preliminary information indicates that the deceased went to take bath at an earth dam in close vicinity of his friend’s house where they usually wash.
“The friend became suspicious when the deceased took a long time to come back. The friend then decided to follow and check up on him,” he said.
Shikongo stated that upon arrival at the dam, the man observed the deceased’s clothes on the edge of the earth dam without any traces of the friend anywhere around.
“He then informed the neighbours and also alerted the police. Police divers from Oshakati were summoned in who retrieved the deceased person’s body from the dam,” said Shikongo.
Shikongo noted that the deceased body is kept at Oshikuku State Hospital mortuary and it will be transported later to Okahao Police mortuary for post-mortem purposes, while police investigations continue.