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Hammer murder investigation incomplete

2021-04-23  Maria Amakali

Hammer murder investigation incomplete
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The State is yet to obtain two statements and laboratory results in the case of a Windhoek resident, accused of killing his wife with a hammer last year.

According to the state, despite the police’s tremendous progress investigating the case, they are yet to finalise investigations, as two witnesses and laboratory results are still outstanding. 

The accused, Inock Mazala Nalisa (32), made his appearance in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court before magistrate Esme Molefe yesterday from police custody. 

His case has been postponed to 24 June to allow the police ample time to conclude their investigations.

The prosecution is charging Nalisa with a count of murder, read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act. 

Nalisa is accused of murdering his wife Petra Minikonzo Nyakwambo (30) by stabbing and hitting her with a hammer at the back of her head following an argument, according to court documents. She died instantly.

The incident occurred at the couple’s residence in Windhoek’s informal settlement of Okahandja Park on 30 October 2020.

According to police reports, after the tragic incident, Nalisa fled the crime scene.

He later handed himself over to the Wanaheda police in the early hours of 2 November 2020 and has been in police custody after being denied bail during his first court appearance. 

- mamakali@nepc.com.na


2021-04-23  Maria Amakali

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