Two nabbed for killing rhinos at Etosha

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Oshikoto Region has opened a case of illegal hunting against two men aged 44 and 31 for allegedly killing two black rhinos worth N.dollars 1 million without a permit. The region's Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Titus Ekandjo, said the incident occurred on Sunday at an unknown time at Kameeldoring waterhole in Etosha National Park, close to Oshivelo in the Omuthiya constituency. The suspects reside at Kotengua village near Opuwo and Omatando village near Ongwediva. A case of illegal hunting read with hunting of special protected game without a permit has been opened against them. 'It is alleged that the suspects unlawfully and intentionally entered Etosha National Park, shot and killed two black rhinos (one adult female black rhino and one medium-sized male calf black rhino) without permit and consent,' reported Ekandjo. NamPol reported that firearms, ammunition and unknown sharp objects were used to kill the rhinos. NamPol recovered the two carcasses and four rhino horns, while the firearms were seized from the suspects. The suspects were arrested and will appear in the Tsumeb Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. Source: The Namibia Press Agency