A 50-year-old man has been arrested by the police officers in Luapula Province. He is suspected of defiling a 7-year-old girl.
According to police spokesperson Esther Katongo, the suspect was identified as Mikaliyo Bwalya.
“It is alleged that on 17th September, 2019 around 23:00 hours at Chilongoshi Village, Chief Kambwali in Nchelenge District, mother of the victim aged 34, went to spend a night at a funeral within the village and left her daughter in the custody of her neighbour, because her husband had gone out on a drinking spree,” Katongo said.
The mother of the victim left the child with Bwalya and left to the funeral with the suspect’s spouse.
The man was found red-handed. He is expected to make his appearance in court.