13 September 2016 Last updated at: 12:25 PM
Man in custody for raping boy
Police in Ntchisi district have arrested a 25 year-old man for raping a 10 year-old boy.
Public Relations Officer for Ntchisi police sergeant Gladson M’bumpha identified the suspect as Manuel Chikuzumbu of Chimwala village in the district.
M’bumpha said the sexual abuse occurred on Monday in Ntchisi.
“We have arrested Manuel Chikuzumbu for allegedly sodomising a 10 year old boy on 12 September this year,” said M’bumpha.
According to M’bumpha, when members of the community knew about the sexual abuse they apprehended the suspect and handed him over to the police.
Meanwhile Chikuzumbu has been charged with sodomy but police are awaiting results of the victim’s medical check-up conducted at Ntchisi district hospital to kick-start their investigations.
The suspect will appear before court soon to answer the charge sodomy, He hails from Chimwala village in the area of Traditional Authority Kalumo in Ntchisi district.