Woman sets boyfriend's house alight

14 January 2020 | Crime

A 24-year-old woman was arrested at Mariental on Saturday on charges of arson and malicious damage to property after she allegedly set her boyfriend's house on fire and damaged his car windscreen and windows.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Hauwanga said the suspect was arrested early Saturday morning at Aimablaagte.

“It is alleged that the suspect, believed to be the girlfriend of the victim for six months, set his house on fire, which resulted in the destruction of household appliances such as a fridge, television set and lounge suite,” Hauwanga said.

The damaged items have an estimated value of N$28 000.

The suspect was expected to appear before the Mariental Magistrate's Court yesterday.

In a separate fire incident, a mother of two lost all her belongings after her house caught fire at Vineta in Swakopmund on Saturday.

According to a police report issued on Saturday, Marel Grobler, a resident of Vineta, was taking a nap when her two children came into her room to alert her of the fire.

According to the report, Grobler went out to inspect and noticed that the sitting room was on fire, upon which she took her two children and ran out of the house screaming for help.

Nothing could be salvaged from the house and by the time the fire brigade arrived at the scene, the entire house was engulfed in flames.

No injuries were reported.

NAMPA

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