A 19-year-old boy has been arrested in the populous Township of Ndirande in Blantyre for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl whom he claims is his girlfriend.
The boy, Dennis Chiume was arrested Wednesday during a sweeping exercise Blantyre police station staged in the commercial city.
According to Blantyre police assistant Public Relations Officer Andrew Mayawo, Chiume defiled the girl (name withheld) on August 17, 2016.
“The issue was reported to Ndirande police but the suspect was at large until yesterday when we managed to apprehend him,” said Mayawo.
Medical examination done by Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) confirmed the girl was indeed defiled.
During interrogations, Chiume revealed that they were in relationship.
“On 17th August the girl went missing only to return home the following morning. When asked where she was, she revealed to have spent a night at Chiume’s place,” added Mayawo.
Chiume hails from Mphande village in Traditional Authority M’bwana in NkhataBay district.
He will appear in court soon on the charge of Defilementcontrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code