Gibeon rape suspect apprehended

30 Jan 2019 09:00am
REHOBOTH, 30 JAN (NAMPA) – The police in Gibeon on Tuesday apprehended the suspect that was on the run for the alleged rape of a 26-year-old woman at the village on Saturday.
The suspect whose name cannot be revealed as he is yet to appear in court, allegedly raped the woman in the early hours of Saturday in Gibeon after breaking into her small zinc house.
Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator for the Hardap Region, Deputy Commissioner Eric Clay told Nampa the suspect was arrested at his residence in Gibeon.
Earlier police reports said the victim was fast asleep in her shack at the Helena Pieters Section with her 5-year-old son and was awoken by a noise of her door being forced open by the suspect whom she knew and recognised.
The suspect, after entering the room, allegedly locked the door from inside and told the victim to “behave” and do as he said otherwise he would kill her.
He ordered the victim to remove her clothes, which she refused. He then hit her in the stomach and left rib with fists and instructed her to lie down, after which he then allegedly undressed her and himself before forcefully sexually assaulting her.
It is reported that as the victim screamed for help her son woke up and witnessed the act.
Police opened a case of rape against the suspect.