No Bail for Brother Killer

LOOKING very calm, the 29-year-old man who has been accused of killing his brother in Havana last week, made his first appearance at the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court in Katutura yesterday.

Wilbard Nehale killed his elder brother Abed Nehale (30) at their shack for allegedly asking him why he came home late and drunk.

Nehale was denied bail.

Prosecutor Peter Kandjumbwa informed the court that it was not in the public’s interest to release Nehale on bail because of the seriousness of his crime.

Kandjumbwa also said the accused should remain in custody to allow for further police investigations.

Magistrate Surita Savage aised Nehale that he can apply for legal aid.

Wanaheda police chief Inspector Fabian Musweu said the two brothers were staying together in Havana.

Musweu said the suspect came home drunk and his brother confronted him, asking why he had come home late and drunk. Nehale did not take kindly to the confrontation and decided to move out, Musweu said.

“The brother agreed and started to pack the suspect’s belongings so that he could leave. While his brother was busy packing, the suspect took a knife and stabbed him three times,” said Musweu.

In an attempt to save Abed, the family rushed him to the hospital, but he died in the taxi.

Nehale is unemployed and his brother had asked him to come to Windhoek to look for a job.

Source : The Namibian