Pastor arrested over defilement


By Gladson M’bumpha:

Police at Kanengo in Lilongwe have arrested a 41-year-old pastor, Collins Malama, on the allegation that he defiled and impregnated his 16-year-old in-law.

Kanengo Police deputy public relations officer Sergeant Grace Kayisi said the incident happened in February 2022 at the suspect’s house in Area 50 in Lilongwe.


She said it is reported that Malama who is a pastor of Pentecostal Church has been staying with his wife together with his in-law (name withheld).

“Rumours started circulating that Malama is sleeping with his in-law. Kanengo Police detectives followed the matter and found that it is true which led to the arrest of the pastor” Kayisi said.

She said the victim was taken to Area 25 Health Centre where a medical examination confirmed that she is pregnant.


The suspect will appear before court soon to answer a charge of defilement contrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code.

Malama comes from Chiudza Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chiwere in Dowa District.

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