The Malawi Police are keeping in custody a 26 year old nurse at Chikwawa District Hospital for allegedly abducting a 16-year old girl for two days.
According to Foster Benjamin, Chikwawa police station spokesperson, the suspected nurse, Lingstone Gango, was arrested on Sunday.
“Gango is said to have abducted the girl( name withheld) on 27 December and kept her within the hospital’s hostel until 29 December this year.
“The two are said to be in relationship. The girl’s parents made numerous attempts to call the girl but she kept lying to them about her whereabouts,”says Benjamin.
The police publicist added, “Then, following their own investigation, the parents got informed that their daughter was being held by the suspect in the hospital’s hostel.
“On Saturday, the parents confronted the suspect along the way and ended up being insulted (by the suspect).”
He says, “They reported the issue to police. Police arrested Gango after handing himself over to the law enforcers. He is facing a charge of abduction which is contrary to Section 136 of the Penal code. He will appear in court soon after all investigations are concluded”.
Gango hails from Kadamera Village, Traditional Authority (T.A) Mbenje in Nsanje District.