Police in Mongu have launched a manhunt for a man who
allegedly defiled a seven-year-old girl.

Western province police commanding officer Vael Muzwenga confirmed the development
to ZANIS and identified the suspected defiler as Nyambe Nyambe from Lyayeneno
village in the plains.

Mr. Muzwenga said the juvenile, who is also from Lyayeneno village sustained wounds
around her private parts following the alleged sexual assault.

The police chief said the girl was defiled last month on March 7 but the matter was only reported to police yesterday by the victim’s father.

He has therefore called on the public to immediately report any defilement and sexual harassment related cases to the police in order for the culprits to be
brought to book.

Mr. Muzwenga said people should not resort to settling such serious cases outside the courts of law but should allow the law to take its course.

He further said it was important that defilement cases are reported early to ensure the safety of the victims and the successful prosecution of the offenders.

ZANIS

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