Ambulance driver arrested for attempted rape of nurse
OTJIWARONGO, 20 APR (NAMPA) – A 43-year-old ambulance driver of the Okahandja State Hospital was arrested Wednesday on a charge of attempted rape of his 28-year-old female colleague.
The suspect is expected to appear in the Okahandja Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force in the Otjozondjupa Region, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha on Thursday told Nampa the suspect works with the complainant who is a nurse at the same hospital.
It is alleged that the driver went to the victim’s room at the institution’s nurse’s home on Friday at about 10h30.The nurse was off-duty that morning.
He allegedly entered the room, closed the door, grabbed the complainant and used force to undress her.
Mbeha noted that the victim allegedly resisted and screamed out loud, calling for help.
“During this struggle between the two, the cellphone of the suspect rang and the suspect allegedly dropped the victim to answer it,” she said.
The driver then allegedly exited the room and headed to the office.
The victim only opened the case of attempted rape on Wednesday at the Okahandja Police Station.
Police investigations continue.