A 31-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly raped a 79 year-old pensioner at Oshivelo in Oshikoto region.
Oshikoto Regional Commander Commissioner Teopoline Kalompo-Nashikaku said in a report that the suspect entered the victim’s bedroom last Wednesday and sexually assaulted her.
“It’s alleged that the victim was in the house sleeping in her bedroom when she saw the suspect opening the door of her room that was not locked and came inside the room. The victim then woke up asking who the person was, but the suspect started threatening her telling her to keep quiet otherwise he would kill her. After he was done raping her, he left but came back again, saying he was looking for his pants that he claimed to have left behind,” she said.
Kalompo-Nashikaku says after he returned, the suspect raped the victim again.“When her niece returned home from a farm she had spent a week visiting, the victim told her family about the incident on Sunday, two days after the incident. The incident however was not reported to the police until this week on Monday. Police investigations are ongoing,” The Commissioner said.
Meanwhile, the suspect will appear in the Tsumeb Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.
Kalompo-Nashikaku on Wednesday said she is happy with the number of rape victims speaking out and reporting rape cases.
She also said that the region expects the cases to rise, due to the outreach programs the police is doing with community members in the region.
In the month of May alone, the Oshikoto region reported nine rape cases.