Man arrested over stock theft

04 Mar 2017 19:30pm
OSHAKATI, 04 MAR (NAMPA) - A man from the Uuntyayi village in the Oshikoto Region is Monday expected in the Ondangwa Magistrate’s Court for the alleged theft of 18 cattle from his neighbour in the same region.
A daily crime report issued by Oshikoto Region Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Naomi Katjiua on Saturday indicated the cattle were recovered on Friday.
It is alleged the suspect, who was employed as a cattle herder by the complainant, stole the stock on 02 February this year at about 17h00 in the Omuntele area.
The complainant is 78-year-old Matheus Shihweka.
“The 38-year-old suspect allegedly drove the 18 cattle from a grazing area and hid them in his kraal,” Katjiua said.
The suspect is accused of selling two of the 18 cattle to one of his relatives at Ospita village in the same region.
Katjiua said a community member tipped off the Police about the theft, which led to the suspect's arrest on Friday.
“The cattle’s ear tags were circulated around the village and the owner was traced.”
All 18 cattle were recovered.
The stock is valued at N. dollars 200 000.
Police investigations continue.