Police in Dedza have arrested Village Headman Kamphiningo for allegedly defiling a 15 year old girl.
Dedza Police Station Assistant Public Relations Officer Beatrice Jefita said the 57 year old chief identified by his real name as Noel Levitoni is suspected of committing the offence between April and June this year.
According to the police mouth piece, the victim who stays in a child headed home with her 11 year old sister was in April this year approached by the suspect who enticed her to have a sexual relationship.
“It is reported that the victim who stays with her 11 year old sister in a child headed home since their parents divorced some years ago and stay elsewhere was in April 2022 approached by the suspect for a sexual relationship which she accepted.
Thereafter the two had been having sexual encounters on numerous occasions such that the victim became pregnant,” Jefita said.
She said after being quizzed about the pregnancy, the victim identified the suspect narrating that Levitoni had defiled her several times.
The suspect will appear in court soon to answer defilement charges.