Police in Mchinji have arrested their fellow officer allegation that he constantly defiled a fourteen-year-old girl.
Public Relations Officer for Mchinji Police Station, Kaitano Lubrino identified the suspect as Leonard Maluwa stationed at Chimwamkango Police Unit.
Lubrino said the matter was brought to the attention of the police after a complaint by the girl’s mother.
“The mother of the victim who distils and sales locally brewed beer known as Kachasu, complained to the police against the conduct by the officer who she alleged to have been defiling her fourth born daughter,” Lubrino said.
He said the girl’s strange behavior compelled her mother to raise some suspicion.
On March 14, the girl took two bottles of beer inside the house and when apprehended, the girl said she intended to give the bottles to the suspect which raised suspicions.
“This prompted the mother to enquire more from her and the victim disclosed that Maluwa has defiled her three times in the month of February alone,” Lubrino added.
When the matter was reported to the police, the victim was taken to hospital and medical examinations revealed that the victim was indeed defiled.
Lubrino said investigations are underway to determine the facts about the matter and the suspect will appear in court soon to answer charges of defilement.
Leonard Maluwa comes from Temwe village in Traditional Authority Chikowi in Zomba district.