ONGWEDIVA - The Easter weekend in Oshana was marred by incidents of assault, with the police recording at least six cases since Thursday.
Police spokesperson in Oshana, Inspector Thomas Aiyambo said many of the incidents were reported at cuca shops where those involved were allegedly under the influence of alcohol.
In the first incident, a woman was allegedly assaulted with a dry stick at Oshinyaadhila on Thursday evening.
The suspect allegedly further bit the victim and threatened to kill her.
On Friday, a pensioner was slapped with an open hand and sustained an open wound to the nose.
The incident happened at Onakamwandi in the afternoon.
A woman also sustained injuries to her left eye after she was allegedly punched with fists in the face.
The incident happened at OK open village in the morning on Friday.
Also, on Friday, a 30-year-old man was allegedly assaulted with a metal object on the head and sustained wounds.
The alleged assault happened at Olukanda location in the Okatyali constituency at 01h00.
On Sunday, a 21-year-old woman was allegedly also assaulted with a stick and sustained an open cut wound on her right hand after she was cut with a piece of a broken mug.
The alleged incident happened at Ekuku at midnight.
Another victim was stoned and assaulted with fists at Olukeno location at Omusimboti village.
According to the police, the victim sustained serious injuries.
Aiyambo said the suspects in the assault cases have not been arrested but assured they are known and are being traced so that they can be prosecuted.
“The reports came in after the curfew, most of the suspects ran away in the darkness, thus police investigations continue in order to arrest them,” said Aiyambo.
The police also registered cases of reckless and negligent driving, housebreaking, theft and stock theft.
Meanwhile, a 29-year-old female was arrested on Sunday for allegedly stealing N$99 217 from her employer.
The suspect was employed at Ours Depot at Evululuko in Oshakati.
The money has not been recovered.