Human Remains Found and More Lives Lost in Accidents and


By Surihe Gaomas WINDHOEK Another road accident yesterday morning claimed the lives of two people and seriously injured one other in the Erongo Region, at the spot where one person was killed four weeks ago. The accident, which involved a Windhoek-registered Hyundai pick-up travelling from the capital to Swakopmund, occurred at around 06h30, instantly killing both the driver and one of the two passengers. The other passenger was injured and admitted to the Swakopmund State Hospital. According to Erongo Regional Detective Chief Inspector Sydney Philander, the driver lost control of the vehicle which overturned some 48 kilometres outside Usakos. The two deceased have been identified as 31-year-old Albert Bok and 11-year-old Penelope Tabitha Izaks. Marias Bok, aged 15, was admitted to hospital for treatment to injuries he sustained in the accident. This tragic accident comes after a similar one occurred on the very same spot about four weeks ago. On December 9 at 17h30, a driver lost control of the vehicle which also overturned. One three-year-old passenger died on the spot and another sustained serious injuries. In other crime developments in the country, the Namibian Police found a skull and some human bones under a tree at Farm Protem in the Omaheke Region last week Thursday. It is reported that a blue overall and two black jackets were found in the surrounding bushes. The deceased has not yet been identified. Similarly, in an inquest case in the Karas Region last Sunday, a decomposed human body was found in the Orange River near the Police Station at Noord-oewer. The deceased has been identified as Paul Mostert, aged 32. The police are still investigating the cause of death. A case of rape and murder has been reported to police in the Kavango Region where at about 23h00 on Tuesday of this week, in the bushes near Sipande village in Sambyu area, an unidentified black woman was found dead. Yesterday’s crime bulletin states that the deceased is presumed to have been between 25 and 30 years of age. The report states that the deceased was allegedly raped by her assailants before she was murdered. The suspects are unknown and police investigations are continuing. In a hit-and-run case in Wanaheda on Tuesday of this week, the driver of a Mazda sedan reportedly hit a 31-year-old woman on the Monte Christo road in Katutura. She was seriously injured and was admitted to the Katutura State Hospital. According to the police “the suspect, a Namibian male of 27 years, drove away from the accident scene and was pursued by the City Police until he eventually bumped into a shebeen where he was arrested.” Finally, in a case of stock theft in the Warmbad district, a total of 110 goats and one sheep were stolen from the farm Kromrivier. The value of the animals is estimated at N$66 000. During police investigations, three Namibian males aged 30, 39 and 59 were arrested at Chibela in the Warmbad area. Consequently, 35 goats and 1 sheep valued at N$21 600 were recovered. However, two further suspects are still at large, with 75 goats, while police investigations continue.