Police in Mzuzu have arrested the city’s Mayor for allegedly sleeping with a minor aged 14.
The Mayor who is also the council for Lubinga Ward has been identified as Gift Desire Nyirenda.
Mzuzu police spokesperson, Paul Tembo has confirmed Nyirenda is in custody after he was arrested on Saturday night.
“The council is suspected to have been defiling the minor several times,” said Tembo.
Tembo added that the victim is the council’s niece.
Meanwhile, the suspect is expected to appear in court on Monday.
In Malawi, charge of defilement is contrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code and may attract up 14 years in prison if found guilty