Passion killing suspect finally arrested by Police
17 Sep 2013 09:10
WINHOEK, 17 SEP (NAMPA) - A 30-year-old man who allegedly murdered a woman by slitting her throat in the capital last week Wednesday, was arrested by members of the Namibian Police Force's Serious Crime Unit on Saturday.
The suspected killer, Edmond Elvis Nanub, was arrested by the police whilst allegedly hiding in the farming area on the western outskirts of Windhoek, a few kilometres south of the University of Namibia.
Nanub, who is originally from the Erongo Region but was living in Windhoek at the time of the killing incident, made his first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court along Mungunda Street in Katutura on Tuesday morning on a charge of murder, which is being dealt with under the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act (Act Four) of 2003.
He appeared before Windhoek Magistrate George Mbundu, and his case was remanded until 20 November this year as police investigations into the matter are still at the initial stage.
Nanub appeared in person with no legal representation, and was informed about his constitutional rights to apply to the Justice Ministry's Directorate of Legal Aid for a State-sponsored defence lawyer to represent him during future court proceedings.
Public Prosecutor Anthony Wilson represented the State in the matter.
Nanub allegedly murdered 26-year-old Getrud Noarises by cutting her throat with a sharp object - believed to be a knife - during a heated argument on 11 September this year.
City Police spokesperson, Superintendent Helena Mootseng told Nampa last Thursday that Nanub was the victim's ex-boyfriend.
The deceased person was a single mother of a minor girl at the time of her death last week.
Nanub remains in police custody at the Windhoek Central Prison's holding cells with no option to post bail until his next court appearance.