Police in Nchelenge District have arrested a 37-year-old teacher of Katuna Primary School for allegedly impregnating his 14-year-old biological daughter who is now battling for life after he made her take drugs to abort.
Luapula Province Police Commissioner Elias Chushi who confirmed the incident in an interview yesterday has identified the suspect as Reuben Mwelwa.
Mr Chushi said the suspect was believed to to having an affair with his daughter and that the matter was only reported to the police after she got pregnant.
He said the girl who is in grade eight is current battling for her life at St Paul’s Mission Hospital in Nchelenge after the father gave her some unknown drugs to abort the pregnancy.
Police in the area have since charged Mwelwa with incest and procuring an abortion, and will appear in court soon. – ZANIS