Malawi police in Mzimba have arrested a teacher identified as 47 year-old Evans Chikowi on charges of defiling an 11 year-old standard 3 learner at Lubaha primary school.
Confirming the incident, police publicist for the district, constable Kanjauso, said the teacher asked the girl to help him take some books to his office.
The girl obeyed but before she got out of the office, the teacher vigorously stripped off her clothes and began forcing himself on her.
The head teacher reported the matter to police who later nabbed the libidinous teacher.
“The girl confessed that his teacher coaxed her with some sweets and money,” said Kanjauso.
Medical examinations at Mzimba district hospital confirmed that the girl had indeed been defiled. Meanwhile the teacher remains in the cooler waiting to be prosecuted on charges of defilement which is contrary to section 138 of penal code.
The maximum penalty for the offence is life imprisonment. This is happening at a time this publication is awash with related cases.