A 38-year old man is in Police custody in Karonga for allegedly defiling a 3 year old step daughter.

Karonga Police Officer In-charge, Edward Chingayipe confirmed of the development and identified the suspect as Henry Mbewe.

According to Chingaipe, the man took an advantage after his wife left him with a child to her usual fish selling business.

“Upon arrival from the business, the wife found the Child crying while breeding, a development that made the woman to be suspicious”, said Chingaipe.

Chingaipe said the wife reported the matter to Police where the referred the Child to the Hospital.

“Medical doctor examined the Child and it was revealed that really the Child was defiled”, he said.

Mbewe hails from Rosa Village in Traditional Authority Mkalo in Chiradzulu district.

Meanwhile the suspect will appear in Court soon to answer defilement Charges.

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