Suspect in Chinese Businessman’s Murder Nabbed

A 39-YEAR-OLD man linked to the brutal murder of a Chinese businessman at Rundu in the Kavango East region last week, was arrested at Otjiwarongo.

Otjozondjupa regional police crime investigations officer, deputy Commissioner Moses Khairabeb, said the suspect, whose name cannot be revealed until he appears in court, was arrested on Monday afternoon.

The deputy Commissioner said the suspect is a notorious hardcore armed robber who operates in the Otjozondjupa region, specifically in the Omaruru area.

Several items stolen from Farm Pleston north of Otjiwarongo where an armed robbery occurred recently, were also recovered from a shack where the suspect was hiding in Otjiwarongo’s Ombili informal settlement.

He was also found in possession of a number of bank deposit slips.

“We have sufficient evidence linking him to the murder of the Chinese businessman in Rundu, as well as the armed robbery which occurred at Shitemo in the Kavango East Region,” Khairabeb said.

The suspect is expected to appear in court in Rundu this week.

The 57-year-old victim, Gao Li was found dead in a pool of blood in the bathroom at his home in Rundu’s Rainbow Village residential area last Wednesday.

It is suspected that a gang of robbers forced their way into his house by cutting the burglar bars of the bathroom window and that the Chinese businessman fought the burglars back as bloodstains could be seen all over the house.

Khairabeb added that more arrests are expected in Otjiwarongo, as some suspects apparently purchased vehicles with proceeds from their criminal activities.


Source : The Namibian