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Police officer whips wife’s lover to death
A Namibian Police detective officer whipped his wife’s alleged lover to death at the Choto compound at Katima Mulilo last week. The suspect cannot be identified at this stage as he is yet to appear in court.
According to sources privy to the matter, the police officer had been marital problems with his unidentified wife whom he accussed of having an affair with Christopher Chisanga – the man he whipped to death in his house. A day before the murder, Namibian Sun understands that the detective was in an emotional wreck at work when he confided in his colleagues who seemed to have failed to counsel him when he had confessed his troubles and plans to confront and physically attack his wife’s lover. It is alleged that on the day of the murder, the detective absconded from work before lunchtime and was seen jumping out of the taxi with Chisanga in handcuffs, before locking him and his wife up.
The detective then allegedly started questioning his wife and Chisanga about their alleged affair after which he locked up her up in their bedroom and proceeded to whip the deceased. It is not yet clear when the detective stopped whipping Chisanga, but police were alerted by the wife after a phone call at 18:00 on Friday evening. When the police arrived, they found Chisanga’s lifeless body locked up in the bedroom with a sjambok placed next to it. A police source told Namibian Sun that the detective’s wife, who is allegedly mentally unstable after she injured her head in an accident some years ago, claimed she was having relationships with other men because her husband had deserted her by not sleeping at home for many days. The police officer further claimed the accused was seen packing his clothing to move out of his house. “She (the wife) was in tears and in a panic.
The detective was calm and did not resist arrest after his wife was set free and Chisanga taken away in a police van. It is as if he was in a state of shock over what he had done,” said the police officer at the scene. Chisanga was pronounced dead at the Katima Mulilo State Hospital on the same day.
The Caprivi Region’s Crime Co-ordinator Deputy Commissioner Rudolf Kanyetu could not divulge how far investigations have gone, but confirmed that the suspect is in police custody awaiting a court appearance today.