Police in Chitipa are keeping in custody 87 year old man identified as Half-half Simkonda for allegedly defiling a six year old girl.

Deputy Publicist for Chitipa Police Station Hope Nyalinyali has confrmed of the arrest of Simkonda.

According to Nyalinyali the incident happened on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

The information is that the mother to the victim left home to check on a friend and left the girl behind playing with her friends.

The suspect, who is a close neighbor took an advantage of the absence of the mother and enticed the young girl with money amounting to Sixty Kwacha to buy Kamba puffs.

Simkonda took the young girl into his room where he defiled her. Later on, the child revealed the ordeal to her mother.

The suspect was then arrested and the Medical report from Chitipa District Hospital confirmed that the girl was indeed defiled.

The suspect will appear before court soon to answer defilement charge.

Half-half Simkonda hails from Kafundi village, T/A Mwaulambia in Chitipa district.

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