Police detain man for sodomy

POLICE in Kitwe have detained a 36-year-old man of Malembeka Compound who allegedly sodomised his six-year-old step daughter.

The incident happened in the early hours of yesterday when the man identified as De Papa of Congolese origin allegedly committed the act while his wife was sleeping at around 01:00 hours.

The man who was earlier detained at Luangwa Police Post was transferred to Wusakile Police station where he was held in custody and the report had been recorded from the suspect and witnesses.

By press time, police sources said they were waiting for medical results from Kitwe Central Hospital before the arrest could be effected on the suspect.

“It has been reported that the man is suspected to have sodomised the girl at around 01:00 hours this morning and upon realising she was bleeding, the man decided to wash her private parts in a bid to destroy evidence and conceal what had happened.