Magistrate Leah Shaanika of A-Court witnessed an interesting case of a woman who was accused of stealing a light bulb this week.
Aquila Tjikukutu, 33, allegedly stole a light bulb from another woman last week Friday in Katutura. The N$24.99-worth light bulb was recovered when the woman was arrested. Julia Namuele opened a theft case against Tjikukutu when she noticed that the light bulb was missing from her belongings and suspected the former.
Her suspicions were right as Tjikukutu admitted to stealing the light bulb when she was confronted. She was found guilty but her case was discharged when she appeared in court.
The same A-Court also witnessed another case in which a man was accused of beating up and pouring alcohol on a woman.
Ileni Truweu, 28, was not as lucky as Tjikukutu as his offense was more serious. While drinking in Havana last week Thursday, Truweu allegedly got into an argument with a woman and started punching her.
When she submitted to the ground, he poured alcohol on her but did not get away from the scene of the incident soon enough as he was arrested right there.
He is now facing an assault case but is already out on a N$500 bail. He will be returning to court on 10th September this year as his case is still under investigation.