Police in Mbala have arrested a 72 year old man of Chikunta village in chief Mpande’s area for defiling a seven year old girl of the same village.
Mbala district commissioner, Kedrick Sikombe has confirmed the defilement case to ZANIS today and named the defiler as Speaker Sichula who is currently in Police custody.
Mr. Sikombe said the incident happened on Sunday but the arrest was made yesterday after the case was reported to Police by the young girl’s mother Evernelia Namwanza aged 38.
He said Mr. Sichula enticed the young girl with some sweets and took her in the nearby bush where he defiled her and was found by a passerby.
The district commissioner disclosed that the girl sustained some bruises on her private part and abdominal pains.
Mr. Sikombe said when interrogated, Sichula admitted having defiled the girl under the influence of the devil.