64-year-old man arrested for defilement

Salima: Police in Salima are keeping in custody a 64-year-old man suspected to have defiled a 10-year-old girl in Chipoka on the night of 15 August, 2018.

The suspect is identified as Lazalo Mthambala who hails from Mzandi Village Traditional Authority (T/A) Chadza in Dedza.

In an interview with Malawi News Agency (MANA) the Salima Police Senior Public Relation Officer, Jacob Khembo, said the suspect was arrested by the police after receiving information from well-wishers that he defiled a small girl at Chipoka Market.

The suspect works at Chipoka market as a watchman at a certain shop, and it was around 20:00 hours in the evening when the information about his case was passed on to us and we made efforts to make sure that the suspect is arrested, he said.

The suspect will appear in court soon to answer charges of defilement.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA