A police car carrying one of the suspects accused of setting fire to the body of a 10-year-old girl overturned this afternoon at Otjiwarongo.
Deputy commissioner Kauna Shikwambi today said soon after the arrest the officers had decided to refuel at Otjiwarongo Police Station. However, 10km before Otjiwarongo, the driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle.
“As a result, the vehicle with the male Zimbabwean suspect collided and all the occupants sustained injuries,” the deputy commissioner said.
Shikwambi said the female suspect and her children were in a separate vehicle and are safe.
“The occupants, a warrant officer, a sergeant and the suspect, sustained slight to serious injuries and are receiving treatment at the Otjiwarongo hospital, but [are] reported to be stable,” she said.
The Zimbabwean couple was arrested earlier today in the Otjozondjupa region after they were intercepted at the turn-off to Okakarara.