Education advisor rapes, impregnates pupil


Machinga police is keeping in custody a Primary School Education Advisor (PEA) of Chikweo Zone for raping and impregnating a 15-year-old Standard 7 learner in the district.

The rapist has been identified as Emanuel Bua aged 54.

According to police, during the month of July this year the suspect went to Aunt Shabin to take beer within Ntaja Trading centre where the victim resides with her mother.

Machinga police spokesperson Davie Sulumba said around 7pm the victim went to the shabin to collect empty packets of Chibuku which she uses as urinal chambers.

The rapist approached her and asked her for sex but the girl refused.

He then dragged the girl and forced himself on her. After raping the teenager, the old man gave her K700.

After four days, the suspect also sexually abused the girl at the same shabin.

She was later discovered to be pregnant by her relatives and was taken to Ntaja Health Centre for pregnancy test, which proved that the victim is 10 weeks pregnant.

The suspect who hails from Machepa Village, Traditional Authority Nkoola in Machinga is in police custody and has been charged with the offence of defiling a girl under the age of 16 contrary to section 138 of the penal code.