Malawi Police in Blantyre are keeping in custody a 19-year-old bank teller, William Malikula for allegedly defiling a 13-year-old girl in the township of Manase.
Malikula who hails from Mbunda village, T/A Mpama in Chiradzulu was arrested on Saturday 10 September, 2016 and was granted court bail on Friday (16th September), the police have confirmed.
Blantyre police Public Relations Officer, Elizabeth Divala told Nyasa Times that Malikula and the victim are family friends.
“On 10th September at around 1pm, the suspect took advantage of the girl being family friends and defiled her. The issue was reported to Manase police unit, and he was arrested on the same day (10th September),” explained Divala.
Medical examination done by Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) confirmed the girl was indeed defiled.
Malikula was granted bail by the Blantyre magistrates Court after paying a bail-bond of K50, 000.00.
He has been charged with Defilement contrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :