Police in Mulanje have pounced on Councillor for Namilonje Ward on an allegation that he defiled a 16-year-old girl some six months ago but law enforcers were reluctant to arrest him for unexplained reasons.
The girl is currently carrying a five month old baby and droped out school while in Standard six at Mkumeya primary school in Mulanje.
Nyasa Times understands that it is on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 when some people protested on the matter and threatened to take unspecified action when the police pounced on him
Police have confirmed that Councillor Biston Chikadewa whose ward is in Mulanje West Constituency was arrested over the matter but could not explain why it has taken them over half a year period to act.
Kadewere, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Councillor appeared in Court on Wednesday where he pleaded not guilty.
He has since been granted bail at a bond of K50, 000.
Should he be convicted his seat will become vacant.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :