Davie Timoti, a 40 year-old Malawian man from Sambani Village in Nsanje district has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping his stepdaughter on several occasions.
Spokesperson for Chilomo police station, Samson Balakasi, said the rapist has been defiling her step daughter for some time but on January 9 this year the girl told her mother about the ordeals.
According to Balakasi, the girl’s mother reported the incident to village headman Sambani and together they alerted officers at Chilomo police station who arrested the beast.
”Although he tried to escaped on the way to the police station by jumping into a river as he was using a canoe, we managed to arrest him,” Balakasi said.
Passing the judgement, Nsanje first grade magistrate said that he sentenced Timoti to 12 years imprisonment with hard labour because such cases are becoming widespread in the district.
The magistrate appealed to young girls in the district that they should report to their mothers or people they can trust when they are defiled.