Girl sexually assaulted in hospital room, Malawi police arrest medic

Malawi  Police in Mchinji are keeping in custody a 40 year old clinician, Lovemore Phiri for allegedly defiling a seven-year old girl.

Mtetemera: We can confirm that a clinician has defiled a seven year old pic by Mana

According to Mchinji Police Officer In-Charge (OC), George Mtetemera, on December 27, 2020, Police got a tip from some well-wishers about the issue.

He said Police followed the matter and took the minor for medical checkup at Mchinji District Hospital where penetration on the minor’s genital organs was confirmed.

“It is true, we have arrested Phiri for allegedly defiling a 7-year-old girl who upon a medical examination at the district hospital, the girl was sexually harassed,” Mtetemera said.

But commenting on the matter, Mchinji District Health and Social Services Directorate spokesperson, Frank Kaphanso said his office so far does not have full details of the matter as he just got the news through social media platforms.

“I got the matter from social media, and nothing official has gotten through our office at least for now. We know Phiri as our Clinician, and should the allegations be true, then we expect the Police and court to take their duties and bring justice on the matter as defilement is really against the law,” he said.

Mtetemera said the suspect would be taken to court any time soon where he was due to answer defilement charges which is contrary to section 138(1) of the penal code.

He said the district has recorded more sexual harassment related cases this year than same period last year. .

“In 2020, we have had more sexual abuse related cases than the previous year, 2019. For instance in 2019, we recorded 39 sexual abuse related cases, while since January this year, we have recorded over 68 cases, representing 75 percent increase on the cases,”  the OC said.

Mtetemera has since called upon parents and traditional leaders to report the defilement and rape cases to appropriate authorities to keep the malpractice in check,” he said.

He said the police was conducting mass awareness campaigns on the dangers of sexual harassment as a way of reducing such cases in the district.

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Banda
Banda
6 months ago

But is the picture of the man in uniform relevant with the article?

50 plus 1
50 plus 1
6 months ago
  • If it indeed happened, then it is a sad story. He was supposed to resist this temptation regardless of being intoxicated as other reports allege.
  • A mental assessment may be required in this case too. A condition known as Paedophilia exists in which case adult men are specially attracted to young girls
Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
6 months ago

So we have shifted from Albino killings to Raping? Seems each government has its own kind of crimes.

ERUTU
ERUTU
6 months ago

Sad 🇲🇼

Chathengo
Chathengo
6 months ago

But the suspect actual name is not Phiri

PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
6 months ago

So, where in the article does it say this incident occurred in a hospital room? Get your facts straight!

Nyoloka
Nyoloka
6 months ago
Reply to  PelomaPepe

WELENGANI BWANA

Phudzi
Phudzi
6 months ago
Reply to  Nyoloka

I have read carefully, the title is misleading. Have you seen where the incident happened in hospital room? This is ‘uchitsiru’ writing, put the title that fits the story osati kuononga ya institution. Nyasatimes has to apologies to the Hospital for denting there inage in public.

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