THE 19-year-old Johannes (Johny) Nuseb, who along with two other men escaped from the Henties Bay Police station on Saturday, and the 32-year-old Ricky Goagoseb who escaped from lawful custody in Karibib at the end of March this year were re-arrested by diligent police officers.
According to Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Nuseb was re-arrested in the Mondesa neighbourhood of Swakopmund while Goagoseb was found hiding in Windhoek on Monday evening.
The Namibian Police is still hunting for Nuseb’s fellow escapees, the 24-year-old Josef Ganaseb, who was locked up on charges of rape and assault and the 21-year-old Andreas David who was awaiting trial on charges of armed robbery.
The three trial awaiting prisoners used some kind of saw blade to cut their way out of the police holding cell in Henties Bay on Saturday.
The 32-year-old Ricky Goagoseb, escaped from lawful custody shortly after he made an appearance before the Karibib Magistrate’s Court during the last week of March. He has been a fugitive from justice ever since.
Goagoseb is a member of a cattle rustling gang that have terrorised commercial and communal farmers in the areas of Otjimbingwe, Okahandja, Omaruru and Karibib for months before he and six others were arrested in February this year.
According to Deputy Commissioner Iikuyu, the fleeing cattle rustler was rounded up in Windhoek after almost four months as a fugitive from justice.