Four trial-awaiting prisoners escape at Ondangwa

19 Nov 2013 15:20pm
ONGWEDIVA, 19 NOV (NAMPA) – Four trial-awaiting prisoners escaped from the police cells at Ondangwa early Monday morning.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshana Region confirmed the escape.
Sergeant Thomas Aiyambo of NamPol’s Public Relations Unit in the Oshana Region said the suspects escaped at midnight after they allegedly cut open the roof of the cells with a-yet-unknown object.
“I am still waiting for a formal report from the Ondangwa Police Station so that I can be able to give proper details on how they escaped and what charges they are facing,” Aiyambo explained.
He said the suspects are currently still on the loose and they are to be considered as dangerous.
NamPol has called on members of public not to try to apprehend the four escapees, but rather to immediately report them to the nearest police station at first sight.
The escapees are identified as Shatili Lungameni Heita, 33, Emmanuel Ananias, 20, Kotokeni Malakia Iiyambo, 23, and 23-year-old Willem Paulus.
Iiyambo is commonly known as Brown, while Paulus is otherwise known as Zulu. The police have also requested members of the Women and Men Network against Crime in the region to be on the lookout for the fugitives.