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School deputy head nabbed over defilement

CHINOYI CHIPULU, Chingola
POLICE in Chingola have arrested a 53-year-old deputy head teacher at Chiwempala Primary School for allegedly defiling a grade five pupil aged 10.
Copperbelt commissioner of Police Charity Katanga confirmed the development in an interview yesterday, saying the incident happened last month.
Ms Katanga identified the suspect as Benson Phiri, popularly known as ‘Dinda Dinda’, who was arrested after the victim’s mother made a formal complaint to police.
“I can confirm that we have apprehended a school deputy head teacher for allegedly defiling a grade five pupil aged 10 of Chiwempala Primary School,” she said.
Ms Katanga said the mother of the minor reported the matter to the police after the victim confided in her. She said the suspect will appear in court soon.

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