Police at Gola border in Chikwawa has arrested a 26-year-old man identified as Kamuna Pelera for defiling an under aged girl of 13-years.

Chikwawa Police Public Relations Officer Foster Benjamin, said the incident took place at Losashita village under senior Chief Chapananga in the district.

The incident happened early this month on 3rd October.

It is believed that Pelera had long lusted for the Standard 2 girl despite his having two wives.

“On 3 October, he allegedly bought Azam tablet soap and body jelly lotion hoping to meet and entice the girl while few minutes later, Pelera chanced upon the girl and her younger brother making their way through the forest path.

The two were heading for Alufinali to visit their grandmother and that time, Pelera allegedly hurried and went past them before stopping a few yards ahead.

He sweet-talked the victim’s brother and handing him his phone which was playing music and he further urged him to proceed ahead so that he could sample songs on his own,” said Police PRO Benjamin.

“The boy innocently obeyed, leaving his sister at the hand of the suspect. He took advantage and sexually attacked the girl, leaving her bleeding on her private parts, and told her not to reveal about anything.” Added Police PRO Benjamin

However, the girl spilled the beans, and the suspect was immediately confronted.
While admitting the accusation, Pelera promised to pay K200,000 so as to settle the matter out of police and court.

He never paid the money and the victim’s family reported the matter to Gola Police Unit on Sunday leading to his arrest.

He has since been charged with defilement, contrary to Section 138 of the Penal code and he is expected to appear in court within a week.

The suspect hails from Laposhita Village in the area of Senior Chief Chapananga in Chikwawa District.

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