By Staff Writer:
Police in Mangochi District have arrested an ex-convict, Eric Abasi, 25, for defiling two biological sisters aged 9 and 10 respectively.
According to Mangochi Police Spokesperson Sub/Insp Amina Tepani Daudi,the incident happened on the evening of November 20, 2021 at M’balula Village, Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi.
It is alleged that, on the said date the victims were sent to a nearby shop to buy washing soap by their mother where they met the suspect.
“However, the shopkeeper sent them back after discovering that they brought insufficient cash to buy the soap.
“The suspect took advantage of the situation and pretended to be a good samaritan, he told the victims to follow him to his house for the balance.
“Surprisingly, he took them into uncompleted building where he produced a panga knife and defiled them in turns before he fled from the scene.
“The victims mother decided to follow them after noticing that they had taken longer than expected and she met them on the way while crying,” she said
After being quizzed, the victims narrated the ordeal to their mother who reported the matter at Mangochi Police Station where both victims were given referral letters to Mangochi District Hospital where it was confirmed that the victims were defiled.
The suspectonce who served a jail term for committing a similar offence was arrested after being on the run for some days.
He will appear before court soon.
Eric Abasi hails from M’balula Village, Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi.