By Alwonia Izaaks
A newborn baby boy was abandoned by his 21 year-old mother, several hours after he was born at the Swakopmund state hospital last week Wednesday.
Erongo Regional Crime Investigation Coordinator, deputy commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, this week told Confidente that Evelina Gass gave birth to the healthy baby boy at about 21h27 before disappearing from the hospital without informing medical staff members.
Iikuyu added that Gass gave medical personnel wrong contact details, making it difficult for them to find her. Hospital staff then called police when the young mother failed to return.
The deputy commissioner also said that Gass is being charged for contravening Article 18 of the Children Act, alternatively Child abandonment.
He further said that the baby is in good health and is in the care of social workers.
“The suspect, Evelina Gass, 21 years old gave birth to a baby boy at Swakopmund state hospital, left the baby and disappeared from the maternity ward without informing the medical staff members. It is further alleged that she gave wrong contact details to medical staff and as a result, they failed to trace her,” Iikuyu said.
Iikuyu requested the public to assist in tracing the young mother or provide any information that can lead to her arrest by contacting Detective Chief Inspector Shangula on 081 667 6820 or the nearest police station.
In a different matter 19 year-old Brendon Boois was arrested at his home in Swakopmund’s Mondesa area for being in possession of cannabis with a street value of N$20.
In another matter, Dangos Relugilian Unaes (18) was arrested in the same area after she was found in possession of one parcel of cannabis, 25 ballies of cannabis weighing 308 grams and 34 full, 15 half, 23 quarter mandrax tablets valued at N$ 7805.
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