POLICE in Rukwa have arrested a Milundikwa Secondary School teacher in Nkasi District for allegedly raping a Form Two student aged 17.
Impeccable report from the school indicated that the teacher was arrested while teaching.
Narrating the incident, Rukwa Regional Police Commander (RPC), Mr Justine Masejo said on 15th March, this year, shortly after midnight, the suspect sneaked into the room, where the girl was sleeping and raped her, adding: “The 37 year old school teacher allegedly raped his student and fled shortly after committing the crime.
“However, Police arrested him and are grilling him....he will be arraigned in court after investigations are complete.”
However, Mr Masejo declined to reveal name of the suspect, saying investigations are ongoing.
Reached for a comment, Milundikwa Village Executive Officer (VEO), Mr Benazir Kalamba, confirmed the allegation, saying that it was reported in his local office.
"Then I reported the incident to Nkasi District Council Education Officer for further determinations” he added.
On their part, Milundikwa Secondary School Second Master, Mr Charles Mwamengo confided to the "Daily News" that their management after learning of the report, also notified the relevant state organs.
"The law enforcers acted swiftly, because last week, the school management had a meeting with the staff following the rumors and the school teacher was arrested.
“We strongly warned and urged our staff to refrain from such evil practices, and whoever would be caught will be dealt with severely,” said Mr Mwamengo.