Retired army officer arrested for defilement

Mwila Nsofu


Police in LUSAKA have arrested a 67-year-old retired MAJOR of the Zambia Army for defiling a 15-year-old girl who was working as a maid at his house.

The matter was reported to Police yesterday by the victim who is alleged to have been defiled on several occasions by her guardian only identified as Mr. SIMUTILE.

The victim revealed that the suspect had canal knowledge of her on unknown dates, but between 2021 and 2023 at his house.

Police initial investigations revealed that during the same period, the victim was working
as a maid and her monthly pay was being sent directly to her parents in Siavonga district.

Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, DANNY MWALE says the victim revealed that Mr. SIMUTILE used to have canal knowledge of her when all other family members were not at home.

Mr. MWALE told ZNBC News in a statement that yesterday around 16:30 hours, the victim told officers that she sneaked out of the house after she saw the suspect advancing towards her.

He said Police instituted investigations which led to the arrest of the suspect.

The victim has been moved to a Safe Home and is currently undergoing medical treatment, while the suspect is detained in custody waiting to be formally charged.

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