Ohangwena police awaiting PG’s decision in missing teenager case

30 May 2019 09:30am
By Mathias Nanghanda
ONGWEDIVA, 30 MAY (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Ohangwena Region are awaiting a decision from the Prosecutor General regarding the disappearance of an 18-year-old girl, believed to have been a victim of human trafficking.
In an interview with Nampa on Wednesday, Warrant Officer Kaume Iitumba of NamPol’s Public Relations Unit in the region said a kidnapping case has been opened in connection with the matter and the case docket has been sent to the Office of the Prosecutor-General for a decision on whether or not to prosecute the missing girl’s aunts, who are suspected in her disappearance.
“We are still waiting for the docket to come back to us, and we will act on the Prosecutor-General’s instructions,” Iitumba said.
According to the missing girl’s mother, who opened the docket (CR25/12/2017), her daughter, Ndeliwanena Paulina Johannes, was visiting her aunts at Oshikango in 2016 when she disappeared and her whereabouts remain unknown.
Police investigations in the matter continue.