Police in Chikwawa are keeping in custody a 27-year old woman for illegally entering into Majete Wildlife Reserve and setting up a trap to kill animals.

Malita Jacob was netted on Friday.

She is said to have escorted her fiancee Friday Kamphinga to check on their trap.

Rangers who were on patrols pounced on Malita after her lover escaped.

They handed over to the police.

She is facing illegal entry, weapon conveyance and setting up of a gin trap into a protected area.

The charges fall under National Parks and Wildlife Act.

She will appear in court Monday.

Jacob comes from Maliwati village under Senior Chief Chapananga in Chikwawa District.

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