Eba Kandovazu

THE police in Ondangwa are investigating a rape incident in which a 39- year-old man is accused of raping his 15- year-old daughter at the Onamambili village.

According to Nampol Spokesperson, Inspector Thomas Aiyambo, the incident occurred last Friday around 20h00 in the bushes. Aiyambo says the victim’s aunt alerted the police. The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, has since been arrested.

“The suspect found the victim with her two cousins while escorting her home. The suspect told the victim to go with him to collect his phone from a certain house where after he took the victim in the bush, undressed her and forcibly had sexual intercourse with her without any consent,” Aiyambo explains.

In a separate incident, a six-year-old boy instantly died after he was bumped by an unlicensed driver, who also hit and injured two other children, aged three and four years, who were playing inside a fenced kindergarten yard at Omahenene location.

Aiyambo says the 31-year-old driver from Uupindi did not sustain any injuries. He was alone in the vehicle. “The vehicle was traveling from West to East and the driver lost control of the vehicle on the curve due to overspending and went and bumped the deceased who was entering the yard of the kindergarten,”Aiyambo says.

The driver faces charges of culpable homicide, driving whilst under the influence of alcohol, reckless and negligent driving, driving without a driving licensee, fleeing the accident, defeating the course of justice. The incident happened yesterday.

Allegations are that the driver stole the vehicle keys(Pickup land cruiser) from the house, without the owner’s consent. Aiyambo added that the driver, who is deaf is being detained at Oshakati police station.

He will appear in court tomorrow morning.