Learner allegedly raped on the way to school at Ondangwa

OSHAKATI: The Namibia Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshana Region is urging learners to walk in groups when heading to and from schools, as this may enhance their safety.

This comes after an 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an unknown man at the Etambo dumping site in the Ondangwa area on Tuesday.

NamPol’s Oshana Community Affairs Officer, Inspector Thomas Aiyambo, said the victim was allegedly on her way to school at the time of the incident.

‘When she got at the dumping site, where she used to pass, she allegedly found the suspect who then grabbed her removed her clothes and raped her,’ he said.

He added that the matter was reported to the police by the victim’s aunt.

Police investigation into the matter continues.

Aiyambo further called on the communities to assist the police to ensure the safety of the Namibian child by reporting cases of this nature when they do occur.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency