Incest accused re-arrested for allegedly breaking bail conditions

10 Jun 2019 15:20pm
OTJIWARONGO, 10 JUN (NAMPA) – A 55-year-old man accused of incest at Okahandja who was out on bail, was on Monday re-arrested for allegedly breaking his bail conditions.
Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator for the Otjozondjupa Region, Deputy Commissioner Naukalemo Andreas in an interview with Nampa on Monday said the man, a pastor at an Okahandja church, allegedly had a sexual relationship with his 29-year-old biological daughter for 13 years.
“The secret father-daughter relationship came to light in February this year when the woman allegedly gave birth to a baby boy in her room at her father’s house, but the baby later died at the house,” she said.
It is alleged that the woman kept the dead baby at home for three days and on the fourth night, buried the body in a shallow grave under a tree not far from their residence in the Five Rand informal settlement.
“This whole story was told to us by herself under oath after her arrest for concealment of birth, and as by law we also then arrested her father for incest in April this year,” Andreas said.
The man was released from custody on 03 May 2019 on N.dollars 5 000 bail, while his daughter was last Monday issued free bail.
The man was given conditions as part of the bail not to directly or indirectly communicate with his daughter, who was also ordered by the court to relocate from his residence to her late sister’s house in Okahandja.
However, it is alleged that during last week, the man bought her a new mobile phone and started to communicate with his daughter.
“The daughter reported the matter to the police since one of the bail conditions for the man was that he should not make any contact with her,” Andreas said.
The accused, who allegedly had the incestuous relationship with his daughter since 2006 when she was 16 years old, will re-appear on Tuesday in the Okahandja Magistrate’s Court on a charge of contempt of court.
Police investigations continue.