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Baby Dumped at Oshakati

By: Eba Kandovazu

The police in Oshakati are investigating a case of baby dumping after a baby’s body was found in a backpack yesterday.

Oshana Nampol Spokesperson Inspector Thomas Aiyambo told the Villager that an unknown woman gave birth to a baby girl, wrapped her in a skirt and put the baby in a black bag pack before dumping the backpack.

He says the bag was discovered behind Oshakati Town Council Engineering Office.

“The bag was discovered by a worker of Oshakati town council engineering around 17:30, who was passing by and found it abandoned with a dead baby girl. The worker became suspicious after a foul smell. An abortion case has been registered,” Aiyambo said.

He added that the body has since been transported to the Oshakati police mortuary. He stated that no arrests have been made, and no witnesses are known to furnish information in the matter.

Meanwhile, a case of attempted murder was registered at Ondangwa on Monday after a 33-year-old man was stabbed at Oshaadha village, Olukanda cuca shops.

“A quarrel broke out between the owner of the shebeen and the suspect. The victim came into the shebeen and hit the suspect while he had a knife in his hand already, and he stabbed the victim with it in the abdomen, causing the victim’s intestines to fall out. The victim is admitted at Onandjokwe hospital,” Aiyambo stated.

According to him, the suspect, aged 21, has been arrested.

“The knife hasn’t been confiscated as he wasn’t found with it, but according to information, it’s an Okapi knife used,” Aiyambo said.

In a separate incident, the police in Ongwediva is Investigating a robbery case after a 39-year-old Zimbabwean national was robbed of N$20 000 yesterday.

The incident occurred at extension 11 around 12 midday.

“The complainant withdrew money at Standard bank, Oshakati Branch. An amount of N$20 000.00 (R18 000.00 and N$2,000.00). Immediately after he stopped at his house gate, he was approached by a gold Toyota Run-x with five men, and they parked behind his car. They then jumped out of their car with knives in their hands, demanding money from him. They hit him with a fist and forcefully removed his wallet from his pocket, and took N$2,000.00. The suspects further kept on demanding money from him and searched in his car until they found the remaining R18 000.00 that was hidden under the driver’s seat,” Aiyambo explained.

The suspects also took his Zimbabwean Passport, his Zimbabwean identity card, his medical card, and his dark brown leather jacket.

“After that, they beat him again with fists, and one of the suspects stabbed one of the car tyres with a knife and drove off,” he added.

No arrests have been made.

Eba Kandovazu

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