Trial-awaiting escapee still at large

04 Dec 2014 10:30am
RUNDU, 04 DEC (NAMPA) - A trial-awaiting suspect who escaped from custody at the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Monday this week, is still at large.
Immanuel Shadipeni, allegedly escaped while being accompanied by members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at around 12h45 on Monday, shortly after the court was adjourned.
NamPol’s Acting Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Kavango East Region, Detective Chief Inspector Chrispin Mubebo told this agency on Thursday that Shadipeni has not yet been rearrested, but the police are tracing his whereabouts.
The suspect, age unknown, apparently hails from the Oshakati area.
He was in a police vehicle with 12 other inmates when he escaped whilst they were being transported back to the police cells after the court was adjourned.
He jumped a boundary wall and a fence at the Rundu Magistrate’s Court, and disappeared into the nearby bushes.
Shadipeni has a pending case of theft out of a motor- vehicle, and is already serving an eight-month sentence after being found guilty of being in possession of illegal firearms.