Police arrest man, 25 for incest in Namwala

POLICE in Namwala have arrested a 25-year-old man of Shibwela village in chief Mungaila’s area for incest.

It is alleged that Henry Shamwale had carnal knowledge of his 15-year-old sister between November 2010 and March 2011 and letter in November 2011.

Shamwale is said to have fathered his sister’s child who is now one year two months old.

Police arrested the suspect on January 17, 2013 after a tip-off from members of the public who had full information about the couple.

Police in Namwala have since appealed to members of the public in the district to report such matters to their headmen or Police’s Victim Support Unit.

The suspect is currently detained awaiting a DNA test and would soon appear before the courts of law.

Meanwhile, Southern Province Police commissioner Charity Katanga said it was unfortunate that a brother could consider impregnating his own biological sister.