OSHAKATI: A 40-year-old man, who is accused of killing his wife with a panga at the Epuku village in the Endola area of the Ohangwena Region on Thursday last week, appeared on a charge of murder in the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Joseph Haufiku was not asked to plead on the said charge, and his case was postponed to 08 November this year for further Police investigations.
Sergeant Kaume Iitumba of the Public Relations Unit of the Namibian Police (NamPol) in the Ohangwena Region told Nampa on Monday afternoon that Haufiku’s appearance was delayed because he was first rushed to the hospital at Oshakati for treatment.
According to Iitumba, Haufiku mysteriously sustained serious wounds to his head earlier Monday morning.
“It is suspected that he hit his head against the wall of the cells at the Omungwelume NamPol station where he is held, but he explained to the police that he fell on the cell wall by accident,” said Iitumba.
Haufiku was remanded in police custody, as the court could not grant him bail.
He was arrested last Thursday after he allegedly attacked his wife, Tangi Martin, with a panga at Epuku village cuca shops.
Martin, 35, died on the spot.
This followed a quarrel between the two.
According to unconfirmed reports, Haufiku had been accusing Martin of having love relations with another man.