The police in the Ohangwena region have arrested a 37-year-old man on charges of murder, arson and defeating the course of justice after he allegedly killed a woman and burned her body on Tuesday evening.
The incident occurred at Opepela, a village in Ohangwena, at around 23h45 on Tuesday.
Ohangwena police crime investigation coordinator Zacharias Amakali confirmed the incident and said the woman’s corpse was found burnt beyond recognition inside a house.
She has been identified as the 53-year-old Frieda Kashawa.
“It is suspected the body of the deceased was covered with grass and set on fire, causing the victim to be burnt beyond recognition,” Amakali reported.
The arrested suspect is expected to appear in the Okongo Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
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