By Staff reporter
SWAKOPMUND, June 6 – An altercation over a stolen cellphone late on Friday night near Filix Bar at DRC informal settlement has left police investigating a stabbing and a car theft.
According to the police report by Inspector Ileni Shapumba, it’s alleged that a 22-year old man, who became the victim, had an argument with an identified man (suspect) over a cell phone allegedly stolen by an unknown person in their group.
As a result of the argument, the suspect allegedly stabbed the victim in the left side of the neck causing him serious injury.
At that point, one of the victim’s friends stopped a black Nissan Note taxi in an attempt to take the injured man to the hospital, but the taxi driver refused to render assistance.
The victim’s friend then allegedly threatened the taxi driver with a knife, pulled him out of his vehicle and loaded the victim heading off in the direction of the Swakopmund State Hospital.
Police officials on patrol came across the taxi driver who told them what had happened and they chased after the stolen taxi.
The vehicle was then recovered and handed back to the taxi driver who has opened a robbery case against the victim’s friend. He is currently in police custody and is expected to appear in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
The wounded victim, meanwhile, who had reportedly lost a lot of blood, was rushed to the Swakopmund State Hospital and is in a serious yet stable condition.
The report further stated that the suspect who stabbed the victim fled from the scene after the incident and is still at large. A police search is ongoing to trace and arrest him.
Police investigations into both cases continue. – Namibia Daily News