Police in Limbe have arrested three people for allegedly defiling two young girls.
The incident is reported to have occurred last week Thursday along Dunduzu Road in Limbe Market.
Limbe Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Widson Nhlane has told the Malawi News Agency that the suspects, aged 28, 21, and 19, were arrested after police ambushed the location in question following another defilement incident.
According to Nhlane, while the ambush was underway, they heard two girls screaming for help and upon rushing to the scene, found the trio defiling two girls aged 11 and 16.
The three are expected to appear before court to answer defilement charges as they contravened section 138 of the penal code which attracts a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
Meanwhile, the police are urging the general public to avoid harbouring criminals in order to create a crime free environment.
The Limbe Senior Grade Magistrate Court has sentenced a 20 year old man to 15 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for defiling a five year old girl.
Confirming the development with the Malawi News Agency, the Assistant Public Relations Officer for Limbe Police, Widson Nhlane said the accused, Nenani Brown defiled the girl in Soche Township in Blantyre.
He explained that the accused person defiled the girl in his house after taking advantage of the absence of her mother who had gone out on errands in the Township.
The victim revealed the ordeal to her neighbours who noticed that she was having difficulties walking.
The neighbours are reported to have called her mother who reported the matter to Soche Police station.
Medical examination results indicate that the girl was indeed defiled.
The accused pleaded guilty to the charge and was slapped with a 15 year custodial sentence to act as a deterrent measure to would be culprits.
The new President of The Rotary Club of Limbe Mohamed Tayub has pledged to increase the number of goals the club attains each year.
He spoke during his induction ceremony in Blantyre over the weekend.
“A lot of the times, the Rotary Club of Limbe follows what the Rotary International follows sets out. So normally, we have to attain ten goals but this year I am going above and beyond and we are going to try and achieve 26 goals,” said Tayub.
Tayub added that this will be through assisting the less privileged in various ways.
He added that they already have ten global grants which include helping maternal mortality, education and also in solar lighting.
Tayub, who has become the youngest President of the Rotary Club of Limbe, also promised to work hard to increase the number of Rotarians which he noted was dwindling.
Tayub has replaced seasoned banker Ian Bonongwe who said his tenure of office has been a successful.
“I think the year has been fairly good as you would expect with everything ups and downs but on average it’s been a good year in terms of increased portfolio of projects,” said Bonongwe.
The Rotary Club of Limbe is a member of Rotary International in District 9210.
Motorists in Malawi’s commercial hub have described driving around the city’s CBD as a complete nightmare.