Woman killed after paying boyfriend's bail

April 23, 2015, 7:02am

Woman killed after paying boyfriend's bail

By Oswald Shivute
 
 
HOURS after she paid bail to get her boyfriend released from police cells for suspected theft, a young woman was brutally murdered in the North on Tuesday evening - allegedly by the same man.
The 26-year-old mother of two from the Oneshila informal settlement in Oshakati East, was reportedly murdered in full view of her children, one of whom is only four months old.
Oshana police liaison officer warrant officer Thomas Aiyambo, who confirmed the incident to The Namibian, said the name of the
woman cannot be revealed because her next of kin have not been informed of her death.
According to the police, the suspect was arrested some time ago on charges of theft. On Tuesday, he appeared in court and was granted bail.
His girlfriend reportedly paid the bail and the two were seen leaving together for their home at the Oneshila informal settlement.
That evening, the suspect and his girlfriend quarrelled over an unknown issue, and the suspect allegedly took a panga and chopped her several times on the head, neck and body.
He allegedly also attacked and seriously injured another man who was staying with them.
The suspect allegedly carried the body to a nearby dry pool where he dumped it before running away.
Neighbours, who were alerted of the murder by children at the communal flats, rushed to the scene before calling the police.
Police suspect that the woman was raped before she was killed.
The other victim, who was attacked while trying to intervene, was admitted to the Oshakati State Hospital where he is in the intensive care unit.
Police yesterday called on members of the community to assist them in tracing the suspect.
This is the second incident of murder in a week after a woman from Omutemo village in Oshikoto region, Auguste Pombili, was stabbed to death last Thursday, allegedly by her boyfriend who also ran away. The police are still looking for him.
The Namibian