Police in Malawi have arrested a 17-year-old boy for abducting a 14-year-old girl. The incident occurred in Mdzuche village, according to Malawi24.
The suspected was identified as Willard Paulo.
According to police, both the suspect and the victim were school dropouts.
Paulo abducted the victim on May 1, took her to his home and married her, without the knowledge of the her parents. He was set to appear in court soon to answer the charge of abduction.
This came a few weeks after a 36-year-old man from Lilongwe was arrested on incest charges.
According to a previous News24 report, the man, who acted on superstition, was arrested for allegedly having sex with his 17-year-old daughter.
“The superstitious man sweet-talked his daughter that they would become rich if he had sex with her. The daughter succumbed to her father’s demand. The secret is now out because the daughter is pregnant,” police were quoted as saying.