05 Feb 2019 16:50pm
ONGWEDIVA, 05 FEB (NAMPA) A 41-year-old Angolan man was arrested at Okakwa in the Omusati Region on Tuesday after he allegedly stoned his girlfriend to death and torched two huts before fleeing the scene.
The girlfriend was also an Angolan national.
Inspector Linekela Shikongo of the Namibian Police Forces public relations unit in the region confirmed to Nampa that the incident took place around 02h00 at Okakwa in the Okahao Constituency.
It is alleged that the suspect beat the deceased with a super brick on the head several times and she died on the spot. Thereafter, he set the sleeping hut and cuca shop hut which belonged to the deceased on fire, he explained.
He said the two huts burned completely and nothing was removed, noting that the motive behind the crime is unknown.
The suspect was arrested around 04h00 at Oshuukwa village, also in the Okahao district, and will appear in the Okahao Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
The next of kin of the deceased are not yet informed and police investigations into the matter are ongoing.
In a separate incident, police at Onesi arrested a 25-year-old woman on a charge of attempted murder which occurred at Omadhiya village on Monday.
Shikongo said the suspect, who is due to appear in court at Outapi on Wednesday, allegedly dumped her baby girl of one week into a pit latrine and left her there to die.
The owner of the house went to the toilet when he heard a baby crying and along with his wife, called the police, who removed the baby from the pit latrine, he said.
The baby was taken to Tsandi District Hospital where she is admitted in a stable condition while the suspect is also admitted at the same hospital under police guard.