Man allegedly rapes 10-year-old daughter


The Namibian Police Force in the Oshikoto Region have arrested a 43-year-old man after he allegedly raped his 10-year-old daughter.

According to the region’s crime investigations coordinator Deputy Commissioner Titus Ekandjo on Saturday, the incident happened on Thursday at Uuholamo village in the Okankolo Constituency.

The suspect is the biological father of the victim and they reside in the same house at Uuholamo.

‘It is alleged that the suspect found the daughter in the sleeping room during the afternoon after school and the suspect grabbed her, put her down on the bed, undressed her, and had sexual intercourse with her under coercive circumstances,’ Ekandjo said.

He added that the man afterwards went to a cuca shop.

‘The victim reported the matter to teachers at her school on Friday when she went to school. She also said that it was not the first time that her father raped her, he allegedly started doing that to her since 2020,’ Ekandjo said.

He said the school principal reported the matter to the
police.

The suspect will appear before the Ondangwa Magistrate’s Court on Monday while the police investigation continues.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

Man kills girlfriend, commits suicide


A 29-year-old woman was reportedly beaten to death with a gun by her 30-year-old boyfriend on Saturday. He then allegedly committed suicide by hanging.

The Namibian Police Force Omusati Regional Commander, Commissioner Ismael Basson said the incident occurred around 05h00 at Onandjaba settlement in the Okalongo Constituency.

The deceased was identified as Hilya Nekongo, a bartender at Onandjaba.

According to Basson, the couple allegedly got into an argument and the suspect went and robbed the firearm from a security guard who was on duty, and proceeded to chase his girlfriend.

‘It is alleged that the boyfriend hit the victim on the forehead with a shotgun butt, and the girlfriend died on the spot,’ he said.

He added that the suspect left the scene and was found hanging under a tree.

Police investigations into the matter continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

Four women allegedly robbed at knifepoint in church at Okahandja


Four women on Saturday morning were allegedly attacked and robbed of three cellphones inside a church at Okahandja in the Otjozondjupa Region.

Namibian Police Force (NamPol) community affairs commander in the region, Senior Inspector Maureen Mbeha in an interview with Nampa on Saturday said the four victims aged 22, 42, 47 and 65 years were in the church early praying.

She stated that while praying, two unknown male suspects forcefully entered the church through the main door and ordered them to obey their instructions.

‘The two suspects who were allegedly armed with knives allegedly used such weapons to attack the women,’ said Mbeha.

The victims’ hands were also allegedly tied with ropes by the suspects, who further proceeded to search them and took away three smartphones from them, she said.

NamPol members at Okahandja were still busy to determine the exact value of the three cellphones, added Mbeha.

A case of robbery was registered at the Okahandja Police Station the same morning, and no arrest has
been made so far in connection with the matter.

Police investigations continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency