The Child Justice Court in Mzuzu on Tuesday ordered Councillor Charles Mlogera to remain jailed at least until his next court hearing on charges of defiling three girls.
Mlogera is Malawi Congress Party (MCP) councillor for Chibanja Ward in Mzuzu City.
A grim-looking Mlogera was told to remain on remand o protect him from an irate mob and relatives who were baying for his blood..
He is accused of making three girls drunk and defiling each one of them. Two girls aged 16 and one aged 15.
His lawyer Diverson Kadzipatike said Mlogera will be exonerated of these charges.
Mlogera was also recently dragged to court for allegedly duping a businessperson, Mustaffa Casim, of K1.6 million.
According to a statement of claim made by Casim’s lawyer, Leonard Mbulo, the councillor in July this year got the money to help Casim purchase a vehicle from Be Forward Japan but never bought the vehicle.
But Mlogera suspected political influence on the matter. He said he did a clean business with Casim and he is surprised that he is being dragged to court.