Pensioner charged with sodomising grandson

29 July 2020 | Crime

Kenya Kambowe


Johannes Sackaria (85) appeared in the Okahao Magistrate's Court yesterday after he was arrested on Monday and charged for allegedly sodomising his grandson.

The incident allegedly happened on 30 June at Otsalindi village in the Otamanzi constituency. Sackaria, who is charged with rape by means of sodomising, appeared before assistant magistrate Alma Arutur.

The matter was remanded to 2 October for further police investigations and for the accused to obtain legal representation.

Sackaria was released on a warning after the victim's representatives did not object his release, on condition that he be moved from the house where the incident occurred.

Terrible ordeal

Namibian Sun previously reported on the ordeal when the victim's guardian, who spoke on condition of anonymity, narrated what transpired at their homestead on 30 June. The source said the victim allegedly revealed what had happened to him after seeing his grandmother, a week after the incident, applying ointment similar to the one used on him prior to the rape. According to the victim, his grandfather allegedly told him to wait for him in his room as they would be sleeping together.

The boy usually slept next to his grandmother. Despite the accused denying the act at the time, the family opened a case at the Okahao police station.