By Tiyanjane Mambucha – Mana.
Police in Dowa are keeping in custody a fellow Police Officer Sergeant B1682, Mapemphero Kungade suspected of defiling a 10 year old girl in the district.
The suspect, who the victim is his niece, in December, 2019 took her from Dedza to Dowa to be playing with her daughter and at the same time to be going to School.
Information is indicating that the suspect has been defiling the victim for several times and it was on January 28, 2020 when the victim started feeling pain in her private parts.
The Victim later reported the matter to the neighbour who resides outside the Police lines who further brought the issue into the hands of the Police at Dowa Police station.
The victim was taken to the Dowa District Hospital where medical report revealed that she had a swelling raider and the hymen not intact.
Dowa Police Station Publicist, Sub Inspector Gladson M’bumpha confirmed of the development but refused to shed more light saying he needed more time to give details as investigations are still underway.
In an interview, the victim’s head teacher said the wife of the suspect sent two children, a girl and boy to take the victim home so that she has to be sent to her home as soon as possible for the matter to lack evidence.
The Head Teacher said after he refused to send home the victim, he received a call from Police CIDs to order him not to release the victim until they come to pick her up.
He said the victim was later taken by two CID officers of the Dowa Police station.
Sergeant Mapemphero Kungade, born on February 14, 1982 is a musician who sang a popular piece of music, “Zikutumuleni” currently enjoying air plays in various radio stations across the country.
In a related development, Police in Dowa are keeping in custody two Police Officers suspected of absconding duties for six months while drawing salaries.