OHANGWENA police were by yesterday afternoon still trying to trace a woman, only known as Ndeshimana from the Ohadiwa-ya-Kapombo village, who allegedly left her three-month-old baby girl on a dirt road following a fierce quarrel with her boyfriend.
An Ongha village resident, Olivia Ngeno, picked up the baby on Monday evening, and took her to the police station.
The Namibian understands that some police officers pleaded with Ngeno to take care of the baby overnight while they searched for Ndeshimana.
Ngeno took the baby back to the police early yesterday morning, but the police had not found the mother.
There were plans yesterday to hand over the baby to social workers.
"The baby is crying incessantly as she has not been breastfed for about 15 hours now," said local community spokesperson Joseph Nakashona.
Ohangwena police spokesperson Kaume Itumba was not available for comment, but police officers at the Ongha police precinct confirmed the incident, and requested the assistance of the public in tracing the baby's mother.