POLICE in Vubwi District of Eastern Province have arrested a 42-year-old Malawian national for defiling his 9-year-old stepdaughter.

Tyson Mwale of Chibungo village in Mchinji district, Malawi, was arrested on Sunday for defiling a 6-year-old girl and his 9-year-old stepdaughter.

Eastern Province Acting Police Commanding Officer Davis Simwanza who confirmed this to journalists in Chipata said Mwale was married to a Zambian national in Chief Pembamoyo’s area.

Simwanza said Mwale was reported to the police for defilement by his wife as well as the mother of the 6-year-old girl.

He said the two victims sustained painful private parts.

“This occurred in the accused’s house while the wife was at the maize field and the victims sustained painful private parts,” Simwanza said.

He said Mwale, who is a known businessman in Vubwi district, fled to Malawi after committing the offence but was later arrested by police.

“This man ran away after committing the offence but the police managed to apprehend him, and he is currently in police custody and will appear in court soon,” said Simwanza.