A 24-year-old Karibib resident, Hafeni Nowaseb, has been denied bail by the Karibib Magistrate Court and remanded into custody until 14 March 2014 for assaulting his girlfriend of four years, Vicky Suama.
However, Metro grew suspicious to the fact that the arresting officer, Sergeant Paulus Immanuel, was also the acting prosecutor when the matter was brought before the courts.
Further investigations by Metro have revealed Sgt Paulus has been sleeping with Suama.
According to the accused’s sister, Belinda, the relationship of Sauma and Hafeni got sour after he moved to Otjiwarongo for work.
“They have been living together for a while, they even have a son. But this went south when he moved to another town. Suama started bringing other men into Hafeni’s room. We were unhappy about that, so I personally confronted her about it but she asked me to stay off her business,” Belinda told Metro.
According to Belinda, when Hafeni returned for his usual month-end visits, he learnt of Sgt Paulus’ Nicodemus visits and asked Suama to pack up and leave.
“She refused to leave saying it was her house, as well. Hafeni locked her out but she banged the door until he came out and slapped her. She went to open an assault case against him and to make matters worse, the person who came to arrest him was the man she has frequently been seen with,” Belinda recounts.
On 3rd December, the clerk of the Karibib Magistrate Court confirmed Sgt Paulus was the acting prosecutor in the case.
When reached for comment, Suama denied dating Hafeni, saying he is just the father of her child, not her boyfriend.
“I have no further comments, just leave me alone,” she said before switching off her cell phone.
Metro also contacted the alleged home-wrecker, Sgt Paulus, who said in shock, “I do not answer questions through the phone. There are procedures to follow. You can go ahead and write what you have, I will not comment.”
With Suama and Sgt Paulus refusing to shed more light on the case, Hafeni is sure to spend Christmas in custody; his woman taken and his job in Otjiwarongo also on the line.
Family members of Hafeni claim to have photographic evidence of Sgt Paulus and Suama enjoying the other side of life and their quest for a fair trial is seemingly a dead end.