Young woman allegedly raped at Ohakweenyanga

04 Jul 2019 12:10pm
OSHAKATI, 04 JUL (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshana Region are looking for an unknown male suspect in a rape incident that allegedly occurred at Ohakweenyanga village near Ongwediva on Monday.
NamPol's Warrant Officer Frieda Shikole-Ashiyana confirmed to Nampa on Thursday, saying they are hard at work to track down the suspect.
Charges of rape, assault by threat, common assault and theft of a cellular phone have been opened at the Ongwediva Police Station.
Shikole-Ashiyana said the victim is a 24-year-old woman from Evululuko location in Oshakati. She reportedly travelled to Ohakweenyanga village in the evening after receiving a cellular phone message requesting her to go and collect her parcel at the village’s location called Opoto.
It is alleged that it was at Opoto location from where the victim, who was with her nine-month-old baby, was escorted by the first unknown man to the second unknown man in the surrounding vicinity.
The second man, Shikole-Ashiyana said, allegedly grabbed the woman and pulled her into the darkness until they reached a house in the village, where he forcibly had sexual intercourse with her.
“He (suspect) threatened to kill her with a knife, beat her up and stole her cellular phone,” Shikole-Ashiyana explained.
The two suspects were still at large as of Thursday and police investigations into the matter continue.