IUM student murder case sees postponement

08 Jan 2018 14:00pm
WINDHOEK, 08 JAN (NAMPA) – The trial of a 37-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of International University of Management student Iyaloo Ndapandula Hainghumbi, was once again postponed on Monday.
The body of the 25-year-old Hainghumbi was found near the Van Eck Power Station in Windhoek on 17 January 2017 and initial police investigations showed she was hit on the head with an unknown object, which led to her death.
On Monday morning, arrested long distance bus driver Victor Elia, who was her boyfriend and who faces a charge of murder in connection with the student’s death, made another appearance in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court.
Elia’s murder case was remanded until 18 January 2018, because the court was dealing with new criminal cases and all old cases were adjourned until this date.
The accused faces a charge of murder and is legally represented by privately instructed defence lawyer Amoomo Kadhila.
Elia remains in police custody at the Katutura Police Station with no option to post bail after the State refused to release him on bail during his first court appearance in January last year.
He is the only suspect in the case thus far.
Court documents have it that Elia and Hainghumbi were in a domestic partnership at the time of her death.