Suspect arrested for child rapes

15 September 2020 | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK

A 36-year-old man was arrested at Keetmanshoop on Sunday for allegedly raping two minor boys.

According to the police the incident occurred at the Naute Dam farm and the boys are aged six and eight.

In another case reported to the police, a 14-year-old girl was raped by a 26-year-old man at a farm in the Outjo District on Sunday.

It is alleged that the incident occurred at Farm Omburu on Sunday afternoon. The suspect has been arrested.

At Okahandja’s Five Dollar Camp, a 55-year-old woman was raped by an unknown man on Sunday.

It is alleged that the woman was sleeping when the suspect entered her shack and raped her.

Also at Okahandja, in the Nai-Aib location, a 26-year-old woman stabbed a 32-year-old man to death when she intervened in a fight between him and his girlfriend. According to the police she is a relative of the girlfriend.

Gerhard Ganuseb and his girlfriend were apparently fighting while the other woman was peeling potatoes. When she intervened, she was assaulted by Ganuseb and this prompted her to retaliate. She stabbed him with the kitchen knife she was using, resulting in his instant death. The woman was arrested.



Dagga dealing

A 65-year-old German national was arrested in Ludwigsdorf, Windhoek, on Friday for possession of 86 kg of dagga plants valued at N$143 000. N$5 350 in cash was also confiscated from the suspect as the proceeds of crime.

At the Onhuno Traffic Checkpoint in Ohangwena a 42-year-old Namibian taxi driver was arrested on Friday when he was found with a parcel of dagga hidden under the driver's seat.

In Windhoek, two men aged 41 and 33 were are arrested in the Ausspannplatz area on Friday for possession of 36.63 g of hallucinogenic mushrooms and seven MDMA (ecstasy or molly) capsules with a combined value of N$16 350.

Rhino poaching

Three suspects were arrested on Thursday for conspiring to poach a rhino between Kamanjab and Farm Marinhohe.

It is alleged that the suspects were dropped off to hunt a rhino in Etosha National Park but the police were tipped off and acted promptly to arrest them. A rifle and ammunitions were seized.

During the arrest the suspects were searched and 11 rounds of live ammunition and dagga were found in their possession.

They have been charged with hunting of specially protected game, conspiracy to hunt protected game, unlicensed possession of ammunition, defeating the course of justice and drug possession.

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