OUTAPI: A businessman of the Okeeke village of the Anamulenge Constituency in the Omusati Region, Maurus Valombola, made a brief first appearance in the magistrate’s court at Outapi yesterday on a charge of murder.
Valombola, 54, is accused of killing Bernhard Kalimbo, 32, following a quarrel between the two on the night between Thursday and Friday at the Okeeke village cuca shops.
Confirming Valombola’s arrest and his appearance, Warrant Officer Lineekela Shikongo of the Public Relations Unit of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Omusati Region said the quarrel started at Valombola’s bar, where Valombola is said to have fired a warning shot into the air after their quarrel intensified.
Shikongo said the deceased is said to have left the place after the warning shot, but the businessman (Valombola) reportedly followed him to the nearby bushes, where he injured the deceased by bumping him with his car.
According to the police report, Valombola left him there in the field unconscious, and he died later that same night in the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital.