an Oshikango man was fried with hot cooking oil for stealing his girlfriend’s ATM card last week.
According to a police source, Fernando Batista (31) and his girlfriend, Karina Fonceca (28) fought over the missing ATM card.
“The story got to the police before it was even reported by the people involved.
“We first got a wrong account of what actually happened. Everyone here is saying she found him sleeping with another woman on the couch and poured hot oil on him,” said the officer.
What, indeed, transpired, the officer said, is that the couple got into a fight over money withdrawn from Fonceca’s account through an ATM.
“Speaking to him from the hospital, Batista confirmed that the fight was over money he had taken from his girlfriend’s account,” said the cop.
Batista said he has bad burns on his back and was not in any condition to give more information.
“The police are dealing with that case and my back was badly burnt,” he said.
Batista also said he was told not to give information on the matter by the investigating officer.
Fonceca, however, insisted that she retaliated while she was baking fat cakes for breakfast.
“He stole my card and I made a mistake to ask him about it. He was still drunk from the previous night’s drinking. I’m here trying to prepare breakfast before we could go to church. We got into a fight after I asked him about my ATM card and he kicked me on the bum,” said Fonceca.
In the ensuing fight, Fonceca said she took the pot full of fat cakes and poured it on Batista’s back.
“The neighbours took him to the hospital. I haven’t spoken to the police yet. I will wait for them and I will tell them my story,” she said.