Thyolo, October 6, Mana: Police in Thyolo are keeping in custody, Aaron Precious Namagonya, 24, for defiling an eight-year-old girl.
Thyolo Police Station Public Relations Officer (PRO), Sergeant Rebecca Kashoti confirmed the development saying the incident happened on October 3, 2021.
“According to the victim, on October 3, 2021 around 5 pm, Namagonya invited the victim to follow him whilst she was busy playing with her friends.
“She later followed him where she ended up being pushed in a nearest maize garden. Namagonya forced himself on her then later gave her a K100 note,” she explained.
Kashoti said the victim reported the ordeal to her neighbour who further took the matter to her father, who directed the community policing members to apprehend him and brought him to Thyolo Police station.
The suspect will appear in court soon to answer a charge of defilement, according to Kashoti.
Namagonya comes from Maonga Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mphuka in Thyolo.