Three Men in Court On Armed Robbery Charges

POLICE have arrested three suspects in connection with an armed robbery at a Chinese shop at Grootfontein last Thursday.

Khomas regional crime coordinator, deputy Commissioner Sylvanus Nghishidimbwa, said the arrest was made after members of the public tipped off the police. Nghishidimbwa said the police recovered close to N$65 000 in cash, an undisclosed amount in foreign currency, 53 cellphones and a laptop.

He said the suspects were arrested on Friday morning in Windhoek after they had fled the scene of the robbery.

The suspect appeared in the Grootfontein Magistrate’s Court yesterday and they were denied bail.

Their names are Epafras Iipinge (31), Petrus Iiyambo (32) and Jeremia Mwaningange (35).

“We would, therefore, like to thank the public for their vigilance with regards to this robbery,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ohangwena police said a year old toddler drowned in a bucket of water at Etunda Lekuta village in the Ohalushu area.

The incident happened while the baby’s mother took a bath, after leaving the boy alone near the bucket.

In another incident, a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 16-year-old boy at the Okasekele village in the Ohangwena region.

The children involved stay in the same house and a statement from the suspect will be forwarded to the Prosecutor General for a decision.

In Windhoek, the body of an infant was found in an orange municipal refuse bin in Caesar Street next to Otjikaendu Den in Luxury Hill in Katutura.

No one has been arrested in connection with the incident as yet, the police said.

Source : The Namibian