Mother in Custody for Aiding Daughters Defilement
Police in Mangochi have arrested a 33 years old woman for suspecting her to have aided his husband to defile two daughters as part of making her marriage strong.
The arrest follows an order that a Senior Resident Magistrate Court issued on February, 11, 2022, after one of the daughters, 14 years, implicated the mother during a court proceeding, where the father was handed a 21-year jail term.
According to police, the convict, 43, who is a step farther for the girls, started sleeping with the 14-year-old girl in May 2021, after agreeing with his wife and they put the girl on a 5-year contraceptive method.
It was also disclosed in court that during investigations, police discovered that the convict also started sleeping with his elder stepdaughter to an extent of impregnating her.
On Friday, 11th February, 2022, Senior Resident Magistrate Rodrick Michongwe, requested police to arrest the mother and bring her to his court to be prosecuted for permitting the defilement on her daughters.
On Monday, Mangochi police station spokesperson, Amina Tepani Daudi, told Zodiak that the woman has now been arrested and is in their custody, waiting to be paraded before senior resident Magistrate court.
“I can confirm that the woman was arrested over the weekend and we are expecting to parade her before the senior resident magistrate court any time from today, Monday,” she told Zodiak.
This is not the first time for the district to register such cases as last year the same court also jailed another woman for a similar offence.