April 01, 2015
Police in Malawi’s eastern region district of Balaka have arrested a 39 year old Zion Christian Church pastor for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 14 year old girl.
Balaka police public relations officer Sub inspector Joseph Sauka confirmed the arrest of Pastor Henry January, who was ministering Kapire Zion Christian church in the district.
Sub inspector Sauka said the pastor asked the girl’s parents to offer special prayers after a vision that the girl would go mad.
The girl went to live with the pastor for intensive prayers following the revelation, but later allegedly started defiling her until she got pregnant.
Despite threats not to reveal, the girl told her parents that the pastor was responsible for the pregnancy and the issue was reported to the Church elders after she gave birth early this year 2015.
Pastor Henry January who hails from Mbweya village T/a Chakhaza in Dowa
District, will answer Defilement charges contrary to section 138 sub section 1 of the Penal code.
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