By Hileni Nembwaya
A rape incident was reported in Oshikoto region, whereby a 21-year-old lady was allegedly raped by a minor at Nomtsoub in Tsumeb on Saturday.
It is alleged that the victim was drunk and only realised in the morning that someone had sexually assaulted her.
“She was informed by a housemate that a boy from the neighbourhood was seen sleeping next to her on the same bed and might have been the suspect. It is alleged that the housemate noticed the victim’s dress was pulled up and her buttocks were exposed and covered her,” said Katjiua.
The suspect is a grade six pupil at Kuvikiland Primary School.
He was arrested and released in the care of his mother who lives on a farm outside Tsumeb.
An investigation into the matter continues.
In another incident, a 16-year-old pupil was said to have been raped by an elderly man at about 18h00 last Friday at Ohaiyanda village, in Omutsegwonime.
The victim is a grade nine pupil at Omungandjela Combined School.
According to Oshikoto’s regional crime investigation coordinator Deputy Commissioner Naomi Katjiua, it is alleged that the suspect had sexual intercourse with the victim without her consent in the bushes.
The suspect has not yet been arrested; however police investigations into the matter are continuing.
In a separate incident, a 22-year-old lady reported that she was gang raped by three men at Tsintsabis, over the weekend.
Katjiua said that the three suspects had sexual intercourse with the victim against her own will.
The suspects are Immanuel Nanib (20), Classen Hanneb (21) and Christian Aubeb (20).
On Tuesday, the trio made a brief appearance in the Tsumeb Magistrate’s Court.
They were remanded in police custody.
Another case of rape was opened at Oshikoto police after a 15-year-old pupil was raped at Onambeke village.
It is alleged that the suspect raped victim in the bush while she was on her way home from Onambeke location.
The victim is a grade eight pupil at Nehale Secondary School at Onayena.
The suspect whose age is unknown is still at large.
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