Police arrest suspect in passion killing at Otamanzi

18 Mar 2014 12:40pm
ONANDJABA, 18 MAR (NAMPA) - The man who is suspected of murdering his girlfriend Helena Shivute in the Omusati Region’s Otamanzi Constituency last month, has been arrested.
Warrant officer Lineekela Shikongo of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations Unit in the Omusati Region confirmed this to Nampa in an interview on Monday.
He was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Onandjaba Police Station in that region.
Shikongo said the suspect, identified as the 28-year-old Lukas Kasimia from the Eenkondombali village in the Ogongo Constituency, was arrested on Saturday at Oshikango.
“He was taken to the Okahao holding cells on the same day,” he said, but could not provide more details on how Kasimia was apprehended.
Shikongo indicated that he appeared in the magistrate’s court at Okahao on a charge of murder on Monda. No bail was granted and his case was postponed to 22 April.
Kasimia stands accused of killing his girlfriend at Etilyasa village on 13 February.
He allegedly hacked her with a panga and an axe several times in the head, following a quarrel between the two.
The incident is said to have occurred in Shivute’s bedroom, in the presence of their four-year-old daughter, at around midnight.