OSHAKATI, 10 APR – Fillemon Uupindi, who allegedly killed his 66-year-old mother in the Omusati Region over the weekend, briefly appeared in the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court on a charge of murder on Tuesday.
Uupindi’s case was postponed to 20 June this year for further police investigations and so he can acquire a Government-sponsored lawyer. He was remanded in custody until his next court appearance.
The 38-year-old Uupindi is accused of attacking his mother, Maria Akwiilinus, with a machete at the Ongali village in the Omusati Region’s Oshikuku Constituency on Sunday. Akwiilinus died on the scene.
Warrant Officer Linekela Shikongo of the Namibian Police Force’s Public Relations Unit in the region on Tuesday told Nampa it is alleged that Uupindi got angry when his mother reprimanded him and told him to stop hitting his girlfriend.
Uupindi fled the scene but handed himself over to the police at Oshikuku later that day.
Magistrate Helena Ekandjo presided over the case, while Prosecutor Chrisna Masule represented the State.