Crime

Man in custody for defiling a niece in Kasungu

Kasungu Police is keeping in custody a 49-year-old Cosmas Phiri for allegedly defiling his 12-year-old niece.

According to Kasungu Police Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Joseph Kachikho, the victim met the ordeal when she was coming from a toilet on October 15, 2021.

Kachikho further said Phiri was found by his uncle who was passing by.

Joseph Kachikho
Kachikho: Phiri will appear in court soon



“The victim’s mother told Police that on 15 October 2021 her daughter was coming from the toilet and the suspect grabbed her to the nearby bush where he defiled her. The suspect was found by his uncle who was passing by,” said Kachikho.

The matter was reported to Police where a medical form was issued and medical examination results showed that the victim had been defiled.

Meanwhile, Kachikho said the suspect is in police custody and will appear in court soon.

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