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Windhoek trial-awaiting prisoner escapes from court premises

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A Windhoek trial-awaiting prisoner allegedly escaped from the Katutura Magistrate’s Court whilst being escorted for the criminal process to go apply for legal aid on Friday.The Namibian Police Force in its weekend crime report availed here on Sunday sa…

A Windhoek trial-awaiting prisoner allegedly escaped from the Katutura Magistrate’s Court whilst being escorted for the criminal process to go apply for legal aid on Friday.

The Namibian Police Force in its weekend crime report availed here on Sunday said the suspect allegedly ran away from the escorting officer, went out of the court premises via the backyard entrance, and disappeared into the riverbed. The suspect identified as Tjaseua Jackson alias ‘Una’ is reportedly still at large and efforts to trace him are ongoing.

In a separate incident, two suspects allegedly cut the door chain to gain entry into a victim’s shack in the Goreangab Dam area of Windhoek on Saturday and sexually violated a 27-year-old woman.

The incident happened between 01h00 and 02h00 when the suspects gained entry and threatened the two victims who were found in the shack with a pistol and a knife.

The suspects are still unknown.

Meanwhile, a man and a woman were allegedly robbed of their two cellphones and N.dollars 60 in cash at gunpoint while they were sitting at their house in Windhoek on Saturday.

According to the report, the incident happened at about 01h00. It is further alleged that the suspects undressed the female victim and left the scene.

Police in Oshana are investigating a case of theft of a motor vehicle after a vehicle was allegedly stolen from Omakulukuma in Ondangwa on Saturday. It is alleged that an unknown suspect gained entrance into the vehicle, used an unknown object to start the vehicle ignition, and drove it away. The vehicle stolen is a silver Toyota Corolla with registration number N33552SH, valued at N.dollars 54 000. No arrest or recovery has been made yet.

Police investigations in all matters continue.

Source: Namibia Press Agency