46-year-old Isai Petrus faces the threat of serving time in prison after he was accused of child abuse.
Petrus was arraigned on a total of three charges, being one for the ill-treatment of children, one of crimen injuria, read with the Combating of Domestic Violence Act, and the last one of assault by threat.
Court documents indicated that he inflicted his minor victim with a beating, which resulted in him getting scars. Court documents do not give further information on the case.
The case was postponed from March this year to September for the trial, but no subpoenas were issued yet. It has now been postponed to 16 June next year.
In an unrelated case, Olivia Gabriel appeared in the Katutura Magistrate’s Court for a concealment of birth case stemming from March last year.
Gabriel faces one count of murder, and another charge of concealment of birth. The accused allegedly aborted her 31-week-old male foetus, and then tried to conceal the body by attempting to discard it.
The case was postponed to 23 May 2016 for plea and trial.