As cases of defilement fail to be eradicated, Malawi police in Nkhata Bay district have arrested a 17 year old boy identified as Edward Nkhata for allegedly defiling a 3 year old girl at Thotho area in the district.
According to a Police report made available to News Watch Reviews by Nkhata Bay Police spokesperson, Ignatius Esau said on June 7, 2017, parents to the victim left their daughter with her friends and Nkhata took advantage of the parent’s absence and dragged her into a kitchen where he defiled her.
“The victim cried loudly and this alerted the neighbours who came and apprehended him and was later brought to police”, said Esau.
Medical report conducted at Nkhata Bay district hospital where the girl was referred to confirmed defilement to have taken place.
When quizzed by the Police, Nkhata admitted to have defiled the young girl but blamed his grandfather, who is a seasoned fisherman for bewitching him to defile such a young girl so that he would be catching more fish.
Edward Nkhata who comes from Gulawe village in the area of Traditional Authourity Timbiri in the distirict will soon be taken to court to answer a charge of defilement which is against section 138 of the country’s penal code.