Magistrate’s Court at Helao Nafidi Town today postponed the case of Sam Nauyoma Petrus

The Magistrate's Court at Helao Nafidi Town today postponed the case of Sam Nauyoma Petrus, who is accused of a mass killing at Epatululo village in the Ohangwena Region on Tuesday, to next week.

Petrus seemed to be in a confused state and police officers had to carry him into the dock in court.

Magistrate Ilge Rheent postponed the case to Monday for Petrus to be taken to the hospital for mental observation.

Petrus, 26, lay on the dock bench during his brief appearance, not responding to the call for him to stand up.

He is charged with three counts of murder, attempted murder and eight counts of malicious damage to property for allegedly hacking to death his mother, brother, a one-year-old niece, seven goats and a dog around 06h00 at the said village on Tuesday.

Source: Namibia Press Agency