A 15 year old girl was on Tuesday, 11 August 2020, withdrawn from early marriage at Wimbe area in Kasungu District.
The suspect, Mwandionanji Phiri hails from Mthiko village, Traditional Authority Wimbe in Kasungu district.
According to Kasungu Police Station publicist, Harry Namwaza, the girl who is now 27 weeks pregnant, was married to a 19 year old Mwandionanji Phiri.
It is alleged that Mwandionanji Phiri started sleeping with the girl in January, 2020 and later married her in June.
“The story came into light when a well wisher informed Akim Katawa, a Social Welfare Officer in the area(Wimbe), that the suspect had impregnated and married a 15 year old standard 7 girl,” Namwaza said.
Namwaza also said Katawa took the matter to Wimbe Police Unit where upon making some enquires, Mwandionanji Phiri was arrested.
Phiri has since been charged with defilement.