ZOMBA-(MaraviPost)-The Malawi Police Service  in Zomba are keeping in custody  have a 36-year-old man for allegedly defiling his 7 year-old step daughter.

The suspect, Wilson Dumba, allegedly defiled the girl on 20 December 2018 at Nyangu village in Traditional Authority Mwambo’s area in the district.

According to her mother, Prisca Likagwa, on the said date, the suspect and his family retired to bed until around 4 am the following morning when he went to the victim’s bedroom and defiled her.

Zomba Police station spokesperson, Patricia Sipiliano told the Maravi Post that the girl’s mother was fast asleep when she heard her daughter screaming for help.

“She rushed and caught her husband in the act before rescuing the victim. The case was reported to Kachulu Police Post where the victim was referred to Likangala Health Centre for examination.

“She was confirmed to have been defiled. Dumbo will appear in court soon to answer the charge of defilement which is section 138 of the Penal code,” says Sipiliano

The suspect Dumba  hails from Khunda village, Traditional Authority (T.A) Nkagula in Zomba District.