18 February 2013

Namibia: Man Arrested for Killing of Wife, Lover

THE police in Ohangwena Region have arrested a man in connection with the killing of his wife and her alleged lover at Omafo village near Oshikango on Valentine's Day on Thursday.

Ohangwena police spokesperson Sergeant Abner Iitumba confirmed the incident to The Namibian.

According to Sergeant Iitumba, a 42-year-old man, who is said to be a member of the Namibian Defence Force, found his wife in a car with another man, whom he suspected to be her boyfriend, late Thursday evening. He stopped them and allegedly shot and killed the man, who was driving the car, and then his wife, who was trying to run away. She was shot in the back.

Iitumba said the woman was identified as Selma Nalooliwa Imbili (30), who had a hair salon at Omafo. The man, an Angolan national, has been identified as Matheus Fransisco Tavares Juye (39).

Iitumba said the accused will appear on double murder charges in the Ohangwena Magistrate's Court this morning.

Iitumba also reported that Ndemoongela Ndaweda (75) from Oshaango village was killed on Saturday night. The police have arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with Ndaweda's murder. He will appear in the Eenhana Magistrate's Court this morning.

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