by innocent Mvundula
Police in Salima are keeping in custody a 31 year-old man for defiling his step daughter.
He is identified as Lameck Phiri from Kabunduli village in the area of Traditional Authority Mwase in Kasungu.
It is alleged that, on September 22, 2020, the suspect who works with Forcetech Security Company left Sengabay ( his working place) for Katelera, his home.
At home, his wife was not present and he only found the children. It is alleged that, the suspect took advantage of his wife’s absence to entice his 15 year-old step daughter and defiled her in his house at 10:00 hours.
An uncle to the victim reported the matter to police and the victim was later refered to Salima District Hospital where clinicians confirmed the carnal knowledge.
When interrogated, the suspect admitted to have really committed the offence under the pretex of becoming rich once he sleeps with his step daughter who is a minor.
He has since been charged with the offence of defilement contravening section 138 of the penal code and will appear before court soon.
Meanwhile, police appeal to parents as well as guardians to take a leading role in protecting their children other than being on the forefront victimising them.
Jacob Khembo PRO Salima Police Station