Woman accused of stabbing boyfriend dead, remanded

02 Apr 2017 14:10pm
OTJIWARONGO, 02 APR (NAMPA) – A 50-year-old woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend dead with a knife at Otjiwarongo, was Friday afternoon remanded in custody.
Magistrate Toini Shilongo explained to Christine Hoases her right to engage a private or State-funded lawyer through the Directorate of Legal Aid or defend herself in court.
Hoases opted to apply for Legal Aid and was not asked to plead. Her case was postponed to 31 May for further police investigation and for her to apply for the legal representation.
Prosecutor Coleen Yisa represented the State in the matter.
Hoases in the early morning hours of Wednesday allegedly stabbed her 51-year-old boyfriend, Werner Noabeb, once in his neck at their house in Ombili informal settlement,
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha told Nampa Friday the couple had lived together for nearly 10 years and were frequently in a quarrel.
Noabeb and Hoases were on Tuesday allegedly drinking alcohol at a bar in Ombili.
Mbeha said shortly after 02h00 Wednesday the neighbours heard screams from the couple’s house before uninterrupted silence.
Police preliminary investigations indicate Hoases allegedly went to the house of a relative in the same settlement and informed them that she stabbed Noabeb during a quarrel.
The relative allegedly accompanied Hoases back to their house, where they found Noabeb dead and with a stab wound on the left side of his neck.
The accused’s relatives then alerted the police and she was apprehended that Wednesday morning.
Police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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