The Zambia Police Service has arrested a 47 year old man in Southern Province for allegedly defiling his 13 year old biological daughter.
Police Spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela who confirmed the development in a press statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today disclosed that the incident happened on 26th March around 12:00 hours at Zambia Compound in Mazabuka.
Ms. Kanjela said the suspect identified as Phraming Chongo is alleged to have been defiling the girl on several occasions from the time he went on separation with his wife six months ago.
She said the victim was left in the custody of the suspect.
Ms. Kanjela stated that the suspect has been arrested and charged with defilement contrary to section 159 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia and will appear in court soon.
Meanwhile, the Police Spokesperson revealed that Police in Central Province are looking for a man only identified as Ernest aged between 20 and 25 of Chipalefye Farms in Chisenga Mang’a area for allegedly raping a 60 year old woman of Mwapitisha village in Kapiri Mposhi.
Ms. Kanjela said the incident happened yesterday, 3rd April, around 07:00 hours at Chipalefye Farms in Mang’a area in Kapiri Mposhi when the victim was coming from her village 12 Kilometers East of Kapiri town to visit her relatives.
“The suspect who is alleged to have been armed with a knife is reported to have been tracing the victim and when she was middle way on her journey, he attacked her and dragged her in the bush where he raped her,” she said.
Ms. Kanjela said the victim has been admitted to Kapiri Mposhi District hospital