Namibian Sun

Ellanie Smit  July 6, 2017

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An assistant game ranger at the Susuwe Game Reserve Post in the Zambezi
Region has been arrested for being in possession of two elephant tusks.

Kebby Livuo (40) was arrested after a tip-off from the public that he had
hidden elephant tusks in the bush at Kayuo village.

According to the police, the informant went to the scene to verify that it
was indeed ivory hidden there and upon confirming that, the police were

When the police arrived at the scene the tusks had been removed. The
suspect was found at Bwabwata Game Reserve Post and questioned. He admitted
that he had hidden and then removed the two elephant tusks. He also took
the police to where he had stashed the ivory at Singalamwe village.

The deputy commissioner from the Zambezi Region, Evans Simasiku, confirmed
that the suspect had appeared in the Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court
yesterday and was refused bail.

The case was postponed until 4 August for further investigations and for
the recovery of the ivory.

Currently, the charges include possession of protected wildlife resources
and contravention of the Wildlife Act.

A team has been dispatched to the scene to gather more information and
poaching charges may be added. The police are also searching for more
elephant tusks.

Meanwhile, a three-year-old girl was raped by her 14-year-old cousin in the
Mondesa residential area in the Erongo Region on Monday afternoon. The boy
allegedly lured the girl with sweets to his aunt’s shack and had sexual
intercourse with her. The girl’s mother was at home next door at the time
of the incident.

In a separate incident on Saturday at Katjinakatji village in the Mururani
area, a nine-year-old boy was raped.

It is alleged that the suspect picked up the victim and took him to the
bush, where he undressed him and raped him. The boy sustained injuries.
According to the police the suspect is known and investigations continue.

Also on Monday afternoon, at Fransfontein in the Kunene Region, a
two-year-old boy was assaulted by a 25-year-old man. The suspect took the
boy from his mother and pretended to play with him. Later, however, he
punched him in the face, causing serious injury. The suspect was arrested.