Police in Kasungu have arrested Bosta Liyaya, 29 for allegedly having sex with his own two daughters aged seven and eight.
“Liyaya has been sleeping with his own two daughters since 2014 and that she used to threatening them never to open up their mouths on the matter.”, said Kasungu deputy Publist Harry Namwaza.
According to Harry, the mother first learnt of her husband’s heinous behaviour in October, 2016 after she had caught him having sex with their 7 year old daughter.
“After being confronted, Liyaya apologised and promised not to do it again. He also gave his wife a stain warning that if she would break the news outside he would handsomely deal with her”.
“Fearing for her own life, Liyaya’s wife kept her mouth shut until on November 22, 2016 when one of the victims approached the wife of their neighbour and revealed their father’s behavior claiming that they were tired of his inhuman acts on them. Realising the danger Liyaya’s behaviour could pose to the young girls lives, the woman reported the matter to the victims mother and advised her to report the matter to police” concluded Namwaza.
Upon receiving the complaint, the victims were issued with medical reports to go Kasungu District Hospital for medical examination and treatment and it was confirmed they were defiled.
Liyaya was arrested the same day on 23 November, 2016 and has been charged with defilement contrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code. This has been done considering the circumstance the it was committed and its gravity.
The suspect who hails from Chiswe village in the area of Traditional Authority Chikumbu in Mulanje district will appear before court when Police enquiries are completed and after getting sanction of The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).