Mother accused of murdering her son, appears in court

30 Oct 2017 18:30pm
ONDANGWA, 30 OCT (NAMPA) – Kristophina Ngesheya, who is accused of killing her biological son at Ondangwa’s Epya location last week, made a brief first appear in the Ondangwa Magistrate’s Court here on Monday.
Magistrate Violet Hochobes, however, adjourned the case until 14 December this year for the accused to acquire legal aid and allow for further police investigations.
Hochobes did not grant her bail, following State Prosecutor Veziruapi Hindjou’s demand for the 31-year-old Ngesheya to remain in custody due to the seriousness of the case and high public interest.
Hundreds of Epya location residents and learners from Oluno Primary School, where the boy was in Grade 4, held a peaceful demonstration in front of the magistrate's court during Ngesheya’s court appearance.
Demonstrators demanded that Ngesheya not be granted bail and that the operations of all Pentecostal churches be closed down in Ondangwa, as they are allegedly the root cause of Ngesheya’s action.
Ngesheya is facing charges of murder and violation of a human body.
She is accused of killing her 10-year-old son by slitting his throat with an unknown object and cutting of his private parts. She allegedly dumped the body close to the new Namibia Defence Force base in Ondangwa.
Ngesheya was arrested on Thursday after a member of the community who discovered the body of the deceased on the same day, alerted the police.
Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator for the Oshana Region, Deputy Commissioner Hilja Haipumbu told Nampa on enquiry Sunday, the incident took place between Wednesday and Thursday.