MalawiPolice in Ntcheu district have arrested a 46-year-old man, Francis Chimalizeni for defiling a four-year-old girl.
Chimalizeni of Gwaza village, T/A Makwangwala in the district committed the offence on Monday August 29th, 2016, police have confirmed.
Ntcheu police deputy Public Relations Officer, Hastings Chigalu said the suspect committed the offence in his house.
”On this day the girl went to the house of the suspect with a friend looking for paw-paws as she felt hungry, and the suspect’s wife was away by this time,” explained Chigalu.
”Having heard that the girl is hungry the suspect told the victim that there is food ( msima) in the house, it’s when he had a chance of defiling her.”
People became suspicious of the incident when they saw the girl crying bitterly with semens (sperms) all over her legs.
”She narrated everything to them. It is her mother who later on reported the matter to police.”
Chimalizeni, during interrogation, admitted to have defiled the girl but blamed the devil for his action.
He further told the law-enforcers that he was sorry for the girl because he is onlife-prolonging ARV treatment.
Medical examination done at Ntcheu District Hospital confirmed the girl was defiled.
Meanwhile the suspect has already appeared before the Ntcheu First Grade Magistrates court where he is answering to charges of Defilement contrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code.
Chigalu disclosed that the district has registered a total of 18 defilement cases for the past six months compared to 15 cases registered same period last year.
“As police we are doing everything possible to improve the situation, we want to encourage people to report these cases to police and people should not be deceived that one can be cured from
HIV & AIDS after sleeping with little girls,” he added.