The 30-year-old Kunoita Shimwooshili, was arrested by members of the Namibian Police in the Kuisebmond neighbourhood of Walvis Bay on Saturday after a post mortem examination done on a man who died about two weeks ago showed that he was indeed murdered.
According to the Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu the 41-year-old, Nakanyala Wilbard, arrived at the ghetto of a friend in Menesia Kamatoto Street, Kuisebmond complaining of pain in one side of his body on the night of Tuesday 5 February.
“According to the friend, the deceased told him that he was attacked by three men and they allegedly took his cell phone. The deceased apparently sat on the couch and decided to sleep there and the friend went to his bed to sleep.”
Deputy Commissioner Iikuyu said Wilbard’s lifeless body was found on Wednesday morning around 05:00 lying on the floor in front of the couch where he went to sleep the previous night.
The body was taken to Walvis Bay Police Mortuary for purposes of a post mortem examination to determine the actual cause of death. At the time of his death no visible marks of assault could be observed on Wilbard’s body.
“The post mortem examination was done on Tuesday 12 February and it was discovered that the victim died due to serious injuries he sustained on his head during the attack.”
He said further investigations led detectives to the house of Shimwooshili. When detectives arrived and questioned the suspect they found Wilbard’s stolen cell phone in Shimwooshili’s possession.
Deputy Commissioner Iikuyu said the suspect was arrested on a charge of murder and will make his first appearance in the Walvis Bay Magistrate Court later today.