Malawi Police in Thyolo are keeping in custody a 30-year-old primary school teacher for allegedly abducting and having an intimate relationship with a fifteen-year old girl (name withheld).
Confirming the development, Thyolo Police Station Officer, Bostons Amanzi said the accused, Francis Adam, who is a teacher at Namitete Primary School in the district, has been in a relationship with the girl since 2016 and it was concerned citizens who tipped the police on the matter.
“According to reports, the victim had been sleeping in the house of the accused and most of the times Adam was having sexual intercourse with her,” said Amanzi adding that the victim, however, was lying to her parents that she was sleeping at a friend’s house.
Amanzi added that on the night of June 8, the girl was discovered at the house of the accused where she revealed that she had been in a secret relationship with the teacher, a development that led to the arrest of Adam.
Adam, who is currently on separation with his wife has already appeared in court where he is answering abduction charge which is contrary to section 135 of the Penal Code.
Adam hails from Chirambe Village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Chitera in Chiradzulu District.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :