A 25 year-old man has been arrested for sexually abusing and impregnating an underage girl in Ntchisi district.
According to Public Relations Officer for Ntchisi Police station sergeant Gladson M’bumpha, the suspect has been identified as Yamikani Mathews.
M’bumpha said Mathews sexually abused a 16 year-old girl and made her pregnant.
He said in the month of July the girl left home saying she was going to the market but she did not return.
This troubled her father who went out looking for the girl but he did not find her. Early this month he was told that the teenager was in another village called Kamsonga.
When he went to Kamsonga, the father found the young girl living with Mathews as his wife.
The matter was reported to police who arrested Mathews and charged him with defilement.
A medical examination conducted at Kamsonga health centre confirmed that the girl had been sexually abused and was also pregnant.
The suspect will appear before court soon to answer the charge of defilement which is contrary to section 139 of the penal code.
Mathews hails from Nikanganila village T/A Nazombe in Phalombe district.