Woman held hostage by husband

14 May 2019 | Crime

A woman was allegedly beaten, raped and held hostage by her husband in her flat for the entire weekend.

According to the police a fight broke out between the couple on Friday night at about 21:00 when the woman asked her husband why he had arrived late from work that evening.

It is alleged that the man then beat her in their sitting room, dragged her to the bedroom, undressed her and raped her.

It is further alleged that the man took his wife's phone and locked her in the flat for the entire weekend. She managed to break open the door on Sunday.

The suspect has not been arrested. In another incident, a 10-year-old girl has allegedly been raped repeatedly by her 18-year-old brother since 2014. The matter was only reported to the police last month.

According to the police it is alleged that the girl was raped by her brother from 2014 to April 2019 at Oneheke village in the Okalongo Constituency, Omusati Region.

It is alleged that the 18-year-old suspect used to call the victim into his bedroom and rape her. The suspect has been arrested

In another incident, a 10-year-old girl was raped by a man at a village in Ogando Constituency on 26 April. The suspect is known to the police, but has not been arrested yet.

Meanwhile, a Grade 12 learner from Mwaala Secondary School was stabbed in the chest with a pocket knife at City Shebeen, Oshitutuma village in the Oshikuku Constituency on Saturday.

The 19-year-old man was allegedly stabbed by a 29-year-old man and was admitted to the Oshakati State Hospital in a serious condition. The suspect was arrested.

In another incident at Rehoboth, five men were arrested at Block E on Friday for being in possession of illegal drugs. The men, aged between 17 and 23, were allegedly found in possession of 108 bankies of skunk with a street value of N$14 500.

In another incident at Rehoboth on Friday, six men were arrested for being in the possession of 290 grams of cannabis valued at N$14 500. The men are aged between 17 and 29.

At Soetdoringlaagte, Stampriet, a 44-year-old man was arrested on Friday after being found in possession of 19 ballies of pure cannabis.

A 21-year-old man was arrested at the Green Bakery in Mariental on Friday after being found in possession of cannabis with a value of N$50. A 25-year-old man was arrested at the same bakery for being in possession of cannabis valued at N$10. In another incident in Swakopmund, a 26-year-old man was arrested for cultivating 13 cannabis plants weighing 30 grams. The plants, valued at N$300, were discovered in a house during a police search.

In a separate incident at Narraville the police arrested an 18-year-old man for being in possession of Mandrax tablets and 10 ballies of cannabis. The combined value of the drugs was N$600.

On Saturday a Tanzanian national was found in possession of 13 parcels of cannabis valued at N$256 800 in Windhoek. The suspect allegedly offered the officers a N$15 400 bribe to let him go. The police confiscated N$31 000 from the suspect as it was believed to be the proceeds of crime. The suspect is in custody and police investigations continue.

In another incident at the Klein Mannase border post, Aroab, two suspects aged 21 and 40 were arrested for being in possession of 23 bankies of skunk valued N$1 150.

A man was arrested at Otjivanda High School at Grootfontein on Friday while he was trying to sell a pangolin skin to undercover detectives.

ELLANIE SMIT

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