A 36-year-old man, Lloyd Kholoviyo has been arrested by Chiradzulu Police Station for allegedly defiling his 13-year-old step daughter, Malawi News Agency (Mana) has learnt.
Chiradzulu Police Station Public Relations Officer (PRO), Yohane Tasowana on Thursday said the incident occurred in the early hours of December 28, 2018 at Miyopo Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Nkalo in the district.
He said Kholoviyo sneaked out of his house leaving his wife asleep and headed into his mother in-law’s house where the victim used to sleep.
The PRO added that upon entering the house, Kholoviyo immediately gagged the victim’s mouth, ordered her not to shout and defiled her.
Tasowana said later, the suspect went back to his house and cheated the wife that he was outside relieving himself.
Shortly after the incident, the victim narrated the whole ordeal to her grandmother who later confronted the suspect before reporting the matter to Chimwawa Police Unit, he said.
Tasowana said the victim was taken to the hospital where she was examined and results proved that she was defiled.
The suspect will appear before court soon to answer the charge of defilement which is contrary to section 138 of the penal code, he added.
Kholoviyo hails from Munyapa Village in the area of TA Nkalo in Chiradzulu.
Source: MANA Online