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Body in freezer probe ongoing

2022-01-28  Maria Amakali

Body in freezer probe ongoing

Maria Amakali

The police are still carrying out investigations into the case involving two men who were arrested for allegedly having a hand in the death of a 22-year-old man whose remains were found in a freezer at Herero Mall in Katutura Central last year.

Malakia Mateus (22) and Amos Israel (35) made their second court appearance in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court yesterday before magistrate Dawid Mukuyu. The pair, charged with a count of murder and attempting to obstruct or defeat the course of justice, was informed that investigations into their case are still ongoing.

Thus, the court postponed the matter to 24 March. 

The court also gave an order for Mateus and his co-accused to be remanded in custody until their next court appearance. 

The State has since objected to them being released on

The accused, who are currently detained at Otjomuise police station, were arrested on 4 November 2021 following the discovery of the remains of Levi Kondjeni Mutundu Paulus in a freezer. 

According to a police crime report, the victim was last seen two days before the grim discovery. The police said Paulus, who is suspected to be an Angolan national, conducted business at Herero Mall. 

He was last seen alive on 29 October 2021. However, his body was only discovered on 31 October 2021 after a strong smell prompted the family to enter the bar where they found his already decomposing body “inside a closed freezer”. 

The police suspect Paulus was assaulted because his body was brutally bruised and there were signs of scuffles at the scene of crime.

2022-01-28  Maria Amakali

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