Wed, 05/04/2023 - 08:18

A 34-year-old woman, Olivia Phiri has been arrested in Nkhata Bay District for allegedly raping a 17-year-old boy.

Confirming the arrest on Tuesday, Spokesperson for Nkhata Bay Police, Kondwani James said that the woman, is believed to have committed the offence on Sunday evening at Lisale Trading Centre in the district.

"It is reported that the suspect, who hails from Namaja Village in Mulanje District, is a neighbor to the victim, and on the said day, she asked him to escort her to an unknown destination.

When they were some miles away from the village, however, Phiri reportedly forced the boy into a bush and raped him," said James.

He said Phiri was arrested after the parents of the boy reported the matter to police.

A medical report from Nkhata Bay District Hospital confirmed that the boy's private parts were injured as a result of forced sexual intercourse.

Phiri has since been charged with having sexual intercourse with a male child under the age of 18, contrary to Section 138 Sub Section 2 of the Penal Code and is expected to appear in court soon.