The Windhoek Magistrate’s Court last week issued a warrant of arrest for a Windhoek pensioner who stands accused of marrying more than one woman.
Alfons Tujendapi (78), was arrested in March this year, and made his first appearance before Magistrate Hileni Riana Kavara in D court. According to court documents, Tujendapi was still married to his first wife, who is still alive, when he took on another wife, which led to the criminal charge of bigamy.
During his first appearance, he was represented by a legal advisor only identified as Ms Ileka, whence his case was adjourned to 19 June this year. He, however, failed to appear in court on that date.
Court documents show that his name was called three times, but he could not be located on the court premises. Magistrate Kavara then moved to have his bail withdrawn and issued a warrant of arrest with immediate effect. His bail was provisionally forfeited to the State then.
The case was then postponed to 26 October, but the accused with the pending warrant of arrest still did not show up. The case has now been postponed to 9 November 2015.