Mother arrested for allegedly raping son at Oshana

A 37-year-old woman was arrested on Monday for allegedly raping her nine-year-old son at Ongenga village in the Okaku Constituency of the Oshana Region. This was confirmed by the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Oshana Regional Commander, Commissioner Naftali Lungameni Sakaria, on Tuesday during an interview with Nampa. Sakaria said the incident occurred at an unknown date this year. 'The suspect, who is his biological mother, would allegedly undress the victim, play with the victim's private parts and instruct him to make movements,' he said. He added that the suspect also allegedly used firewood to burn the minor when he refused to engage in sexual activity with her. According to Sakaria, the matter was reported to a community member, who subsequently took the victim and the suspect to the Okaku sub-police station, which led to the suspect's arrest. Sakaria indicated that the suspect, who faces charges of rape and assault, is expected to appear in the Ondangwa Magistrate's Court this week. Police inves tigations into the matter continue. Source: The Namibia Press Agency