Oshikoto reports alarming rapes


In one incident, a 63-year-old man allegedly raped his 13-year-old granddaughter by forcefully removing her trousers and having sexual intercourse with her in a mahangu field in the Okapuku village.  The victim told her aunt who resides in the Ohangwena Region about the rape incident, prompting the aunt and the victim’s biological father to report the alleged crime to the police.The suspect was immediately apprehended.In another incident, a 20-year-old man allegedly raped two girls, aged 5 and 13, while their guardian was away attending church service.The alleged perpetrator is an uncle to both victims and resides in the same house. According to the police’s deputy commissioner, Naomi Katjiua, the suspect is still at large.In yet another incident of rape, a 19-year-old Angolan national who is employed as a cattle herder at Onashikuvu village near Omuthiya was arrested after he was accused of sodomising a two-year-old boy.