43-Year-Old Opuwo Woman Raped By 17-Year-Old Boy

A 43-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a 17-year-old boy at Opuwo in the Kunene Region on Sunday.

The Namibian Police Force’s (NamPol) Public Relations Officer, Pendukeni Haikali told Nampa on Wednesday that the suspect approached the victim in a bar at Opuwo at around 23h40 and made sexual aances towards her, which the complainant rejected.

“As the woman was leaving the bar, the suspect allegedly followed her home and offered her some cigarettes. But he then later apparently demanded that she pays for the cigarettes. When the victim refused, she was reportedly tripped and dragged to a nearby toilet where the suspect allegedly forced himself on her,” Haikali explained.

The police said after raping the woman, the suspect went through her clothes and robbed her of some money (N$ 40).

In an unrelated incident, police also reported that a four-year-old boy drowned in a water pond on Monday at Okatseidha village in the Tsandi constituency of the Omusati Region.

Haikali told Nampa that the deceased was playing with friends when he fell into the water and drowned at around 19h00.

The deceased was identified as Andreas Lithe.

The body was retrieved by the Police and taken to the Okahao police mortuary. The next-of-kin have been informed.

– Nampa

Source : The Namibian