11 Suspects escape from Oshakati Plice cells

11 Suspects escape from Oshakati Plice cells

BARELY a day after Police rearrested five fugitives who escaped from the Keetmanshoop Police cells on Saturday, 11 more managed to break out of the Oshakati Police Station.

Police report that at around 00h15 on Sunday morning, 11 trial-awaiting prisoners escaped through the roof of the Police station after breaking through their burglar bars with an unknown object. One of the men, Silas Ananias, was rearrested on Monday at Oshakati.He faces charges of housebreaking and theft, and an additional charge of escape from lawful custody.The 10 other escapees were awaiting trial on serious crimes such as murder, rape, attempted rape, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, armed robbery, stock theft and theft.Their names were given as Joe Fernando, Samuel Joseph, David Phillipus, Shimelenga Eliaser, Elia Johannes, Johannes Ndashaala, Joseph Sakeus, David Droginus and Johannes Penda.The five escapees from Keetmanshoop appeared in the town’s Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of escape from lawful custody.Police have promised to investigate charges of negligence against officers on duty at the time of the escapes in both towns.One of the men, Silas Ananias, was rearrested on Monday at Oshakati.He faces charges of housebreaking and theft, and an additional charge of escape from lawful custody.The 10 other escapees were awaiting trial on serious crimes such as murder, rape, attempted rape, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, armed robbery, stock theft and theft.Their names were given as Joe Fernando, Samuel Joseph, David Phillipus, Shimelenga Eliaser, Elia Johannes, Johannes Ndashaala, Joseph Sakeus, David Droginus and Johannes Penda.The five escapees from Keetmanshoop appeared in the town’s Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges of escape from lawful custody.Police have promised to investigate charges of negligence against officers on duty at the time of the escapes in both towns.

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