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Prisoner rearrested after escaping from Opuwo Magistrate’s Court

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Police in the Kunene Region on Thursday rearrested a man who fled from the Opuwo Magistrate’s Court after more than six hours on the run.The 45-year-old David Uetjiutura from the village of Okondaunue was arrested last Wednesday on charges of stock t…

Police in the Kunene Region on Thursday rearrested a man who fled from the Opuwo Magistrate’s Court after more than six hours on the run.

The 45-year-old David Uetjiutura from the village of Okondaunue was arrested last Wednesday on charges of stock theft allegedly committed in October 2020.

He made his first court appearance on Thursday and escaped via the court toilet between 12h00 and 13h00.

According to the Namibian Police Force’s regional commander, Commissioner James Nderura, the trial-awaiting escapee was rearrested around 19h30 while hiding at a house in the Otuzemba area of Opuwo.

“He was hiding in a house on the outskirts of Opuwo on the road that leads to Okanguati. What I can say is that the police will do whatever it can to bring offenders to justice, no matter where they are hiding,” said Nderura.

He said the man now faces at least one additional charge related to the escape.

Source: Nampa