Police in Mangochi District have arrested an ex-convict, Eric Abasi, 25, for defiling two biological sisters aged 9 and 10 respectively.
Mangochi Police Station spokesperson Amina Tepani Daudi said the incident happened on the evening of November 20, 2021 in Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi.
It is alleged that, on the said date the children were sent to a nearby shop to buy washing soap by their mother where they met the suspect.
However, the shopkeeper sent them back after discovering that they brought insufficient cash to buy the soap.
The suspect took advantage of the situation and pretended to be a good samaritan, he told the children to follow him to his house for the balance.
Surprisingly, he took them into uncompleted building where he produced a panga knife and defiled them in turns before he fled from the scene.
The mother to the children decided to follow them after noticing that they had taken longer than expected and she met them on the way while crying.
After being quizzed, the children narrated the ordeal to their mother who reported the matter at Mangochi Police Station where both survivors were given referral letters to Mangochi District Hospital where it was confirmed that they were defiled.
The suspect who once served a jail term for committing a similar offence was arrested yesterday by detectives after being on the run for some days. He will appear before court soon.