Police in central district of Ntchisi have arrested a 48-year-old man from Tandwe village, Traditional Authority Malenga on allegation that he had a carnal knowledge of an animal contrary to Section 153 of the Penal Code.
According to Ntchisi Police spokesperson, Gladson M’bumpha, the suspect, Louis Escom Phiri, was caught red-handed having sex with a goat in a maize garden.
The charge of bestiality attracts a maximum sentence of 14 years imprisonment with hard labour.
In another development, a police officer based at Usisya in Nkhata-bay district is on remand at the district’s prison for allegedly defiling a 12 year-old girl on January 1.
The victim was with her friend on their way from night prayers to mark the crossover from 2013 into the New Year when they met the police officers.
The suspect, who was in the company of three other officers, picked the girl and headed away from his colleagues before defiling the girl.
Along the way, Makapu is said to have told the girl to have sex with him and if she refused he would arrest her.
The girl stopped resisting when Makapu threatened her with handcuffs and a gun.
Constable Makasu appeared in court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the charge of defilement.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :