Woman arrested for alleged concealment of birth in Oshakati

OSHAKATI: A 21-year-old woman was arrested at Oshakati on Tuesday for alleged concealment of birth.

The Head of the Namibian Police Force’s Oshana Community Policing Sub-division, Chief Inspector Thomas Aiyambo, told Nampa the woman, who is employed as a domestic worker, reportedly gave birth to a baby boy on Monday.

Aiyambo said the newborn baby’s lifeless body was discovered by Oshakati municipality workers who were collecting refuse from the house where the woman is employed in the early hours of Monday.

They alerted the police.

‘Upon receiving information from a tenant residing in the same house, the police investigated and identified a person of interest,’ Aiyambo stated.

The suspect was traced to the Okatana clinic where she was receiving medical attention.

Aiyambo indicated that the woman was admitted to the Oshakati Hospital under police guard.

Police investigations continue.

Source:The Namibia Press Agency