NORTHERN CAPE – Fabian Phooko was sentenced to 17 years’ direct imprisonment for rape and house breaking and theft in the Prieska Regional Court, recently.

On 20 September 2020, Alton Stuurman and Stephan Steenkamp helped Phooko break into the house of a 60 year old female in Prieska.

Phooko stole valuable items, assaulted the granny with a hammer and raped her.

They were arrested a few days later and the cases were withdrawn against Stuurman and Steenkamp. Fabian Phooko was sentenced to 17 years and declared unfit to carry a firearm.

The Acting Deputy Provincial Commissioner for Crime Detection, Brigadier Nicky Mills lauded Sgt Riaan Van Wyk from Prieska Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit for his meticulous investigation that led to the incarceration of the accused.

Source: South African Police Service