Kavango East police advise women to avoid walking alone at night

Kavango East police advise women to avoid walking alone at night
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The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Kavango East Region have expressed concern over the increase in the number of rape cases, urging women to protect themselves and avoid walking alone at night.
NamPol’s crime investigations coordinator in the region, Deputy Commissioner Bonifasius Kanyetu told NAMPA in an interview on Monday that sexual offences are on the rise, with seven rape cases registered with the police in the region during the month of October only.
“It is high time that people avoid moving around at night because there are unfortunate ones who fall victim to the criminals,” he advised.
He further urged women and girls to always be in the company of other people they know when walking at night.
Kanyetu said every weekend there is a rape case reported with most cases emanating from drinking places.
In its weekend crime report on Monday, NamPol said a 28-year-old woman was raped near a night club at around 04h00 on Saturday after the suspect snatched her phone and ran away.
“She followed him to get her phone back, he grabbed her and forcefully undressed her, then had sexual intercourse with her without her consent,” it said.
No arrest was made and police investigations continue.
A 20-year-old woman while walking on foot at the same time was grabbed by two male suspects who pulled her in the nearby bushes and raped her.
The suspects are allegedly known by the victim but no arrests have been made yet.
Police investigations continue.