A 19-year-old Zambian girl was allegedly gang-raped by four men at Grootfontein in the early hours of Sunday.
The Namibian Police Force, Otjozondjupa Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Naukalemo Andreas in an interview with Namibia Press Agency (NAMPA) on Monday said one suspect in the matter has been arrested.
Andreas said the 25-year-old suspect was allegedly caught in the act and arrested after the girl was heard screaming for help in the bushes of Soweto location.
Three other suspects in the same matter are still on the run and are being pursued them she said.
Andreas stated that preliminary police investigations indicate that the girl was seen socializing at a bar in the Soweto area Saturday night and around midnight she was allegedly dragged into the bushes by the four suspects.
The men allegedly took turns to rape her while she was screaming for help and Police officers who were on patrol in the area were directed to the bushes by people who heard her screaming, and one of the suspects was caught red-handed.
“The suspect is expected to appear in the Grootfontein Magistrate Court during this week on a charge of rape,” said Andreas.