Preacher implicated in torture


Friday, January 14, 2011

Preacher implicated in torture

“OKAKU – A 33-year-old woman and her 15-year-old daughter were seriously injured after their relatives allegedly tortured them with an electrical wire that they connected to a car battery with the intention to extract a confession from them about a cellphone that had gone missing from the culprits.

Martha Hamutenya from Omakolombongo village of Okaku Constituency and her daughter, Indila Ikumwa, were treated at Oshakati Intermediate Hospital with burnt wounds last week.The two were tortured by their relatives allegedly on the verbal instructions of Hamutenya’s aunt who is also a preacher at the Anglican Church. The relatives allegedly accused the mother and daughter of having stolen a cellphone. Three relatives, a woman and two men, were arrested and charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

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