By Charmaine Boois
Maltahohe, Namibia – 24 July 2023. In a significant breakthrough, the Namibian Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a stock theft incident that occurred at Farm Elim in the Maltahohe district of the Hardap region. The incident, which took place on Friday, July 21, 2023, between 07:00 and 18:00, has resulted in the apprehension of two Namibian males, aged 33 and 30.
According to the authorities, the suspects allegedly entered the camp of the complainant and carried out the theft of seven sheep, which had a combined value of N$14,000.00. The illegal act resulted in a significant financial loss for the farmer, who had not given consent for the sheep’s removal from the farm.
After an intensive investigation, the police were able to recover crucial evidence linking the accused to the crime. A half carcass, six sheep heads, six skins, 22 trotters, lungs, and liver were retrieved from the suspects, further substantiating their alleged involvement in the stock theft incident.
The arrested men are scheduled to appear in court on Monday, 24 July 2023, where they will face charges related to the theft of livestock. The police investigation is ongoing as law enforcement officers work diligently to gather additional evidence and ensure that all individuals involved in the crime are brought to justice.
Stock theft remains a significant concern for farmers in the region, prompting authorities to take proactive measures to combat such incidents. The recent arrest marks a notable success in the ongoing efforts to curb livestock-related crimes in Maltahohe and its surrounding areas.
In light of this incident, the Namibian Police have called upon the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities that may aid in the fight against stock theft and other criminal activities.
As the legal proceedings unfold, the community eagerly awaits the court’s decision, hoping for justice to be served in this case. The outcomes of such incidents hold critical importance not only for the affected farmers but also for the broader efforts to maintain law and order in the region.- Namibia Daily News