The police in the Omusati Region have arrested a 17-year-old boy for the assault of a five-year-old minor in the Onesi constituency. The suspect, in a widely circulated video, is seen assaulting the young girl by slapping her on the head continuously while another person filmed the incident. The Children’s Advocate in the office of the Ombudsman Ingrid Husselmann says Namibia’s ‘Child-friendly justice system explains that the suspect must be treated as a victim as he is under the age of eighteen. This means that social services must be roped in to help solve the matter.