KEETMANSHOOP, 03 SEP – Police at Oranjemund have opened a case of child neglect against a 23-year-old mother of a nine-month-old baby.
Namibian Police //Kharas crime investigations coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Chrispin Mubebo told Nampa on Sunday the mother locked up the child alone in a room and went out on Saturday around 12h30.
“The police was alerted of a baby crying inside a house by neighbours and went to attend to it. They forcibly opened the door and found the baby alone,” Mubebo said.
He said after an unsuccessful search for hours for the mother, the child was taken to the Rosh Pinah State Clinic for safety as the private hospital in Oranjemund could not assist.
“The suspect was found later and arrested and is set to appear in court on a charge of child neglect,” said Mubebo.
Meanwhile, a 27-year-old woman on Saturday opened a case against a 30-year-old man at Aroab accusing him of rape.
Is alleged that the suspect and the victim were drinking together the previous night and when the victim got drunk and fell asleep, the suspect had sexual intercourse with her around 06h00 that morning.
The suspect was arrested and police investigations continue.