17 year-old arrested for abduction


Police in Ntchisi district have arrested a 17 year-old man for abducting a 14 year-old girl.

The incident happened at Mdzuche Village in the district.

Police have identified the suspect as Willard Paulo, 17, of Mdzuche Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chilooko in Ntchisi.

PoliceAccording to police, both the suspect and the victim are school dropouts and on 1 May Paulo abducted the victim to his home and married her as his wife without the knowledge of the victim’s parents.

Upon interrogation, the suspect admitted to have committed the crime.

In the past, Paulo was also accused of impregnating two girls.

He will appear in court soon to answer the charge of abduction which is contrary to Section 136 of the Penal Code.

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