A 19-year-old man, Gift Tembo is currently under police custody for defiling a 13-year-old girl in Mzimba district on Tuesday.
Tembo who hails from Wanthewa village,T/A Nyanja in Kasungu district, committed the offence on the night of 29 September,2015 at Jenda, Mzimba.
”The victim left her home Chatoloma for Jenda for medical treatment from her grandfather who is a herbalist who was also staying with the suspect,” explained National police Public Relations Officer, Rhoda Manjolo.
Manjolo said Tembo took advantage of the girl at the time her grandparents had left Jenda for Luwawa.
”They asked the suspect to be looking after the children including the victim .then in the middle of the night the suspect went to the victim’s bedroom and defiled her”.
Then matter was reported to police who arrested the suspect.
Tembo will be charged with defilement under Section 138 (1) of the Penal Code.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :