Woman accused of killing her newborn baby

Hertta-Maria Amutenja

The Police in the Oshikoto Region have arrested a 24-year-old woman from the Okalevona location after she allegedly suffocated her newborn baby last Thursday.

Oshikoto Regional Police Commander, Commissioner, Teopoline Kalompo-Nashikaku said the woman, a housekeeper, gave birth to a baby boy while alone in her employer’s house. Afterwards, the suspect used a plastic bag to suffocate the little baby.

“The suspect was admitted to Onandjokwe state hospital for treatment, and could only be arrested yesterday following her discharge. She will appear before Ondangwa Magistrate Court today,” said Kalompo-Nashikaku

Meanwhile, three members of the Namibian Defence Force, aged 45, 36 and 54 years were arrested for possession of illicit goods while attempting to go through the Oshivelo checkpoint on Sunday.

After a search of two trucks by the police at the checkpoint, the two men and a woman were found in possession of Best Whiskey and Yes cigarettes.

The 45-year-old was found with 279 packs of Best Whiskey with a value of N$27 900 and 1 000 small boxes of Yes cigarettes valued at N$20 000 and both with a total value of N$47 900.

He appeared at Tsumeb Magistrate and was granted bail of N$ 20 000 while his case was postponed to 1 September 2023.

The 36-year-old was found in possession of 862 packs of Bestwhiskey, valued at N$86 200 and 5 packs of Yes cigarettes valued at N$1 000 and a total value of N$87 200.

He was granted bail of N$15 000 and his case was postponed to 16 June 2023.

While the 54-year-old female who was found with 41 packs of Best whiskey valued at N$4 100 was given a fine of fined N$4 000 or ten months in imprisonment.

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