247 media has learnt that police in Mchinji are keeping in custody a 43 year old father for allegedly impregnating his 15 years old biological daughter.
Confirming the development and speaking to Mana reporter, Public Relations Officer for Mchinji Inspt Kaitano Lubrino said the police arrested the libidinous father Lucas Mtimakulasa on September 20, 2016 after recording this traumatic complaint. Mtimaukalasa who is 43 years old, hails from Mafuta village in the area of Traditional Authority Mabvwere in Mchinji.
“It is true, we arrested the man on 20 September,2016. What happened is that the man according to the victim is said to have been having sexual intercourse with his own daughter since April, 2016.
“It is alleged that the victims’ step mother whom she stays with, was nursing her daughter who was admitted to St. Gabriel Mission Hospital for maternity case where they spent a month. The suspect used his wifes’ absence to sleep with the daughter by force,” he said.
Police revealed that in several occasions after sex, the suspect could intimidate and instruct the daughter not to reveal to anybody and further received death threats once she disclosed the unwanted behavior to the society.
Early last month, the mother noticed signs of pregnancy of her step daughter as such the girl was summoned before a forum of elders from the village only to learn that her father was responsible for the pregnancy.
After this news the elders informed village headman Mafuta before the issue was reported to Namizana Police Boarder post in Mchinji, where they were referred to Mchinji District hospital for pregnancy examination where it proved positive.
Meanwhile the suspect will appear before Mchinji Magistrate court to answer the charge of incest which is contrary to section 153 of the penal code.
(further reporting by Mana)