Woman abandons baby in Swakopmund

18 Feb 2018 12:00pm
SWAKOPMUND, 18 FEB (NAMPA) – The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) at Swakopmund is seeking assistance in tracing a 21-year-old woman who abandoned her baby after giving birth at the State hospital.
A crime report issued by NamPol's Deputy Commissioner, Erastus Iikuyu, on Sunday said the woman gave birth to a boy on Wednesday but left him at the hospital and disappeared.
The woman faces a child abandonment charge as per Article 18, Section 1 of the Children’s Act, No 33 of 1960.
“It is further alleged that she provided the wrong contact details, hence the police cannot trace her,” reads the report.
Iikuyu said the baby is in good health and in the care of social workers.
Anyone with information related to the matter is urged to contact the nearest police station.
In a separate incident in Swakopmund, two people were arrested for possession of mandrax and cannabis in Mondesa during a police special operation on Saturday night.
An 18-year-old woman was found in possession of 34 full, 23 quarter and 15 half mandrax tablets as well as 308 grams of cannabis worth a combined N.dollars 7 805.
A 19-year-old man was found in possession of cannabis worth N.dollars 20 during the same operation.
The suspects are expected to appear in court on Monday.