More than 60 stolen goats recovered in Ondjiripumua

WINDHOEK: More than 60 stolen goats were recovered by the police at Ondjiripumua in the Omaheke Region’s Aminuis Constituency on Saturday.

The Head of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi said at the weekly crime briefing in the capital on Sunday three farm workers were arrested in the early hours of Saturday in connection with the theft.

Kanguatjivi said the three had allegedly stolen 67 goats.

“One of the farmer workers hitchhiked to Gobabis from the Aminuis area to look for customers to buy the goats,” he said.

One of the people who he approached in Gobabis alerted the police.

“The police acted swiftly and departed to Ondjiripumua on Friday night, and at around 04h00 on Saturday the three farm workers were arrested while they were busy selling the goats which they kept in a makeshift kraal made from branches,” said Kanguatjivi.

The three accused, who are aged 26, 28 and 32, will appear in the Gobabis Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

The deputy commissioner said the owner of the goats was informed and police investigations into the matter continue.

SOURCE: NAMPA