Euthini Second Grade Magistrate’s Court has referred to a court in Mzuzu a case in which Mbalachanda Police Unit officer-in-charge Paul Kuchawo is accused of rape and defilement charges following revelations that he made a 15-year-old girl pregnant.
Mzimba Police spokesperson Gabriel Chiona said it is alleged Kuchawo had been in a relationship with the girl since last year.
Kuchawo is alleged to have threatened that he would “shoot-to-kill” her if she revealed about the affair and the girl complied even during her pregnancy but she revealed after the intervention of gender advocates who cater for her education.
The girl’s mother, Eliza Banda, said the Police officer has “ accepted responsibility “ and admitted that he had sexual intercourse her “twice” in all cases without a condom.
Banda said her daughter is supposed to write Junior Certificate of Education examinations soon.
Sex abuse on an orphan
In a related development, Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody two men for allegedly raping a four year old orphaned girl.
Lilongwe publicist, Kingsly Dandaula said identities of the two are Friday Davis 15, from Malimande village Traditional Authority (T/A) Tambala in Dedza, and Chikondi Mdalla 18, who hails from Makanjira village Traditional Authority Makanjira in Mangochi.
“After committing the offence these two suspects cunningly went in hiding for at least a week. However, they got arrested eventually, on Sunday,” Said Dandaula.
In a separate interview, father to the girl Mphatso Maxwell, said the two had been sleeping with his daughter more than once.
Adding that after noticing the girl having difficulties in walking, he though of finding out from her what had gone wrong, only to hear the shocking news.
The girl is putting up with her granny in a densely populated Chinsapo township in Lilongwe.—(Additional reporting by Agrippa Ngwenya-LINA)