Police in Machinga have arrested a 25 year teacher Umali James Kambona for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 14 year-old learner at M’chirima Primary School in the district.
The offence is contrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code, according to Machinga Police publicist, Constable Davie Sulumba.
Kambona, who comes from Sawawa village, Traditional Authority Chamba in the district, was arrested a Monday following a complaint from the victim’s father, Shaibu Mangombo.
“During interrogations, the girl admitted to have been dating the teacher since last term. The victim was subsequently taken to Mposa Health Centre for pregnant test where it was proved that the victim was indeed pregnant,” said Sulumba.
He said the suspect is still in Police custody pending court proceedings.
In another development, Police in Nkhotakota district arrested 29 year-old Madalitso Kalamula for wandering at Nkhotakota District Hospital looking for human placenta to cure his undisclosed disease.
According to Nkhotakota Police, Kamaluma admitted to have been looking for a human placenta because a herbalist had told him that it would cure his disease; hence the wandering at the hospital.
Kalamula has since been charged with a conduct likely to cause a breach of peace contrary to Section 181 of the Penal Code.