A 29- year- old man from Boseja ward was arrested while asleep after he allegedly raped a 75- year-old pensioner at Sedie ward in Maun.
Jacob Senyamba who is well known to the granny’s family knew that the old woman slept alone in a house next to her grand daughter’s house.
Police say they did not know how he gained entry into the house but he was found fast asleep inside the victim’s blankets and arrested on August 31st, 2012.
Officer in charge at Criminal Investigative Office, Detective Assistant Superintendent Motlapele Marupamabe told The Voice that Senyamba sneaked into the old woman’s house at night between 2200 and 2300 hours.
The superintendent further revealed that before committing the rape, Senyamba allegedly threatened to kill the old woman if she called for help or screamed.
After violating the woman the accused fell into deep sleep which gave the granny an opportunity to run to the neighbours for help.
“Police were called to arrest the culprit who was found dead asleep in the old woman’s blankets.”
The accused person is likely to spend 15 years behind bars if found to be HIV positive because he did not use a condom or 10 years in jail if he is HIV negative.
Lamenting the rising number of rape incidents in the village superintendent Marupamabe said that most of the previous reported cases were of women attacked on their way from night clubs and bars, adding that it was worrying that the suspect in this particular case followed the old woman to her house.
Still in Maun, police have intensified the search for four horse riders who have terrorised the community by beating, raping and stealing in the past few weeks. Maun police station commander, superintendent Kenanao
Badumetse said that police have boosted their night operations with the addition of a helicopter surveillance.
“For the past two weeks that we have been using the chopper we haven’t had another incident by the horse men but we advise the community to stay alert as the culprits may strike again at anytime.”