Nikodemus referred for mental observation

07 May 2016 11:10am
WINDHOEK, 07 MAY (NAMPA) – Lukas Nepela Nicodemus who is accused of murdering two women and burning their bodies in the capital in January, has been referred for mental observation.
The 46-year-old accused made a brief appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court on Friday before Magistrate Gerrit Brand van Pletzen on two counts of murder and one count of obstructing the course of justice.
Nicodemus allegedly shot and killed Clemencia de Wee, 23, and Johanny Naruses, 29, and then set alight their bodies at the Pionierspark dumping site.
During his first appearance on 11 January, Nicodemus indicated to court that he could not afford a private lawyer and would thus approach Government to appoint a legal representative on his behalf.
He also stated that he would plead not guilty when his trial starts.
Nicodemus was remanded in custody at the Windhoek Correctional Facility.
He will be referred for observation of his mental capacity at the Windhoek Central Hospital's Psychiatric Division.
The case was remanded to 03 June for further police investigation and psychiatric evaluation.