Malawi Police Service in Mzuzu are keeping in custody a 28-year-old woman for allegedly aborting a four-month pregnancy she got outside wedlock.
Mzuzu Police Spokesperson Morrice Chapola indentified the woman as Glades Gama who is married to Lanken Mbale.
He said the husband currently lives in South Africa where he went in 2009 in search for employment.
Chapola said Gama told police that in September 2011 she could not hold on to the marriage vow she made with her husband on suspicion that he got married to another lady in South Africa.
He explained that following that misconception, Gama decided to have a secret relationship out of wedlock with another man (name withheld) who impregnated her.
“The good news of the pregnancy cemented their relationship that they decided to wed. However, before realising their dream, rumours about the return of the South Africa based man reached her. She did not want to lose the long awaited wealth from her husband in South Africa,” he said.
To that effect, Chapola said, Gama decided to break the relationship with the man who impregnated her and aborted the pregnancy.
Unfortunately for her, the police got a tip about the abortion which took place on October 24, 2012. They arrested her on Friday after medical examination conducted at Mzuzu Health Centre indicated force miscarriage.
Currently, the suspect is still undergoing medical attention and will soon appear in court to answer abortion charges which is contrary to section 157 of the Penal Code.
Gama hails from Chuvundika Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kabunduli in Nkhata Bay District.
Woman in for durgs
In another development, Police in Liwonde, Machinga, have apprehended a 35- year- old mother and her 19- year -old son for being found in possession of medical drugs with a Malawi Government inscription.
Confirming the development, Machinga Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Constable Martin Tione said the two, Rose and Maini M’bwana aged 35 and 19 respectively who run a grocery shop were arrested following a tip off from people around Mangochi Turn Off, in Liwonde.
“Concerned people reported to us after noting that the drugs the two were selling had a Government symbol of ‘MG’.
“When we searched the shop as well as the house of Rose M’bwana, Police found large quantities of government medical drugs,” explained Tione adding that the medication included bottles of bacterium, flagile, Indocid, tetracycline, periton. LA, promethazine, erythromycin, brufen, abendazole and vitamin B complex.
Tione further said Police are currently investigating the source of the drugs which currently remains a mystery.
The two will face charges of being found in possession of medical drugs without certification, according to the police publicist.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :