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Construction worker arrested for attempted murder

Construction worker arrested for attempted murder

Maria David


A CONSTRUCTION worker from Oshikuku was arrested for the attempted murder of 21-year-old Simon Isaluta Nengola on Friday.


According to the Omusati Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Titus Shikongo, the incident of murder occurred at about 19:55 during a fight at a house on a building site in town.


Shikongo stated that the suspect and the victim are employed as construction workers at a site in Oshikuku where they currently reside in temporary houses.


“It’s alleged that the suspect came to the site drunk from the location and started provoking the victim and also threatening to stab him,” he said.


Shikongo said that an argument between the two men followed which then led to the suspect hitting the victim with a plastic pickaxe handle on the head, which resulted in the victim sustaining serious head injuries.


“He was treated at Oshikuku Roman Catholic Hospital and later transferred to Oshakati state hospital where he is still in a critical condition,” he added.


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