Police in Mzuzu are keeping in custody a 20 year old man identified by the Police as Aaron Msowoya for allegedly defiling a 13 year old girl contrary to section 138 of the Penal Code.
Mzuzu deputy Public relations officee Cecilia Mfune said the victim told the Police that she was proposed by the suspect earlier this month but she refused.
“On November 15, this year, the girl met the suspect on her way from a football match. Suspect conviced her to go to his house at Chambo within Ekwendeni area” she said.
She added, “the suspect told the victim that he intends to marry her and that they should be staying together. At night he had canal knowledge with her twice”.
“When the girl’s parents discovered that their child was missing. This prompted them to conduct a search and on 19th November 2016 they were told that their daughter was staying with the suspect”, concluded Cecilia.
The matter was reported to Ekwendeni Police Unit and the suspect was immediately arrested. Medical report indicates that the girl was defiled.
The suspect has so far admitted the charge and is in custody pending court appearance.
The suspect hails from Kalindamakuni Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mtwalo in Mzimba district.