A 34 year old teacher at Kasangazi Primary School in Nkhotakota has been nabbed by the Police for defiling and impregnating a 16 year old standard 8 pupil at the school.
Nkhotakota Police identified the suspect as Lawrence Matewere of Mbalame Village under Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba district.
Nkhotakota Police Deputy Public Spokesperson Paul Malimwe said the suspect started defiling the girl in November 2016 after he convinced her to study at his house since they were neighbors.
“Her mother was suspicious with her daughter as she could see pregnancy symptoms on her. She confroted her and later revealed that she was indeed pregnant,” said Malimwe.
“It is alleged that Lawrence gave the girl K3, 000 to terminate the pregnancy to avoid tarnishing his image and later promised to marry the girl” added Malimwe.
Medical examination which were conducted at Mwansambo Health Center confirmed that she was four months pregnant.
The suspect who was arrested on Wednesday is expected to appear before the Nkhotakota First Grade Magistrate Court to answer charges of defilement which is contrary to Section 238 of the Penal Code.