Teen, pensioner raped

01 March 2019 | Crime

A 15-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped over the weekend at Evululuko location in Oshakati, allegedly by a 20-year-old man.

According to the police the girl was found locked inside the suspect's room after her mother reported her missing on Friday.

The suspect has been arrested and a case of kidnapping and rape has been opened. The matter is being investigated.

In a separate incident on Saturday at the Gomxab-naus residential area at Gochas in the Hardap Region, an 83-year-old pensioner was raped, allegedly by a 26-year-old man. The suspect has been arrested.

In another incident on Friday in Rehoboth, a 31-year-old man was arrested for allegedly being in the possession of illegal drugs.

He was allegedly found with 25 full mandrax tablets, three half mandrax tablets, one quarter mandrax tablet, seven full parcels of pure cannabis weighing 2 125 grams, a half parcel of pure cannabis weighing 130 grams and five skunk bankies with a total value of N$26 010. He also had N$1 210 cash on him.

Four suspects were also arrested on Friday for allegedly poaching five zebras in the Namib-Naukluft National Park. According to the police carcasses valued at N$18 400 were recovered. The suspects are aged 17, 19, 25 and 36 and investigations continue.

In another incident, a security guard allegedly shot a 26-year-old man on Friday at the Park Foods shopping complex in Khomasdal.

The victim was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and threw stones at the security guard, as well as members of the public.

According to the police the security guard ordered the man to leave the premises. However, the situation escalated, resulting in the security guard wounding the man. The police were called and the man was taken to the Katutura state hospital. No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

Three suspects stole a compressor on Friday at the Zong-Mei construction company, situated between Swakopmund and Henties Bay.

According to the police the suspects allegedly attacked a security guard and threated him with a firearm, tied his feet, hands and mouth with tape and threw him into a sandpit.

The security guard was found the following morning by a colleague. No arrests have been made.

ELLANIE SMIT

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