The Ohangwena teacher, Fransina Mwetufa, who this week made headlines for allegedly attempting to murder her colleague, was yesterday denied bail in the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court on a different matter. Mwetufa made her first appearance on charges of theft and false pretence, fraud, forgery and uttering. According to an informant, Mwetufa is alleged to have sold a VW Polo Vivo to a man at Ongwediva but failed to deliver the car to the owner.
Instead, she asked to purchase the car back. The new owner allegedly agreed but asked Mwetufa to top up N$7 000 on the amount she had initially sold the car to him. Upon agreeing, the accused reportedly failed to make payment or deliver the car.
“She sent the man a false bank notification, prompting the man to open a case against her,” said the source. The matter was postponed to 19 May 2021 for further investigation and for the accused to acquire legal representation. Nelao ya France represented the state while magistrate Helena Ekandjo presided.
This was the second time Mwetufa was denied bail this week.
On Monday, she was denied bail at the Eenhana Magistrate’s Court on charges of attempted murder, negligent and reckless driving after she allegedly attempted to murder her friend and colleague at the Limbandungila Combined School in the Ohakafiya circuit in Ohangwena region.