Malawian police are keeping in the cooler a 29 year old man identified as Joseph Goman Banda for allegedly defiling a 9 year old girl.
According to a police report made available to News Watch Reviews by the city’s police deputy public relations officer, Cecilia Mfune, this incident happened on June 15 at around 22:00 hours at Lupaso.
The report says the accused met the victim when she was playing with her friends, he connived and dragged her into his house where he undressed and defiled her, and later gave her a K100 note.
While all this was happening at his house, her parents were looking for her and when she returned home she narrated everything that transpired at the suspect’s house.
The community members invaded the suspect’s house and managed to take him to Luwinga Police unit where he was arrested. The victim was referred to Mzuzi Central Hospital for medical examination and it was confirmed that she was defiled.
The suspect who hails from Diwala village in the area of Traditional Authority Kawamba in Kasungu district pleaded guilty to the charge and he will appear in court soon to answer the charge of Defilement contrary to section 128 of the penal code.