Two trial awaiting suspects escape from Rundu Police Station

06 Mar 2019 14:20pm
RUNDU, 06 MAR (NAMPA) – Two trial awaiting suspects escaped from the Rundu Police Station holding cells in the Kavango East Region Tuesday night.
The Namibian Police Force’s crime investigation coordinator for the region, Deputy Commissioner Bonifasius Kanyetu told Nampa on Wednesday the men escaped around 01h20.
Kanyetu said it is thought they left the station through a burglar door which they cut open and then used an unknown object to open the main gate from the eastern side of the old holding cells, before escaping.
The two fugitives are Erastus Matome, 22, and Sikata Abraham Hausiku, 28, who were both arrested on charges of housebreaking and robbery last year.
“These people are in the region and we ask the public to assist in locating them because they might terrorise households if we don’t track them quickly,” he said.
Kanyetu added that the two fugitives are repeat offenders and are dangerous. He urged anyone with information to contact the police.
Four inmates – two Batswana and two Angolan nationals - also escaped from the Omega Police Station holding cells in the Mukwe Constituency last week Friday.
Two of the escapees were arrested for poaching, while the other two were arrested for rape.
Kanyetu said they have not yet been found and there is a possibility that they have crossed the border and returned to their countries of origin.