Headman Nalumbwa of Chief Akabati’s area in Kalabo district has allegedly impregnated his 16-year-old daughter.
A close relative disclosed the development to ZANIS in Kalabo in an interview today.
The relative explained that the headman was fond of taking his daughter to accompany him on fishing expeditions in the night.
It is alleged that the headman had carnal knowledge of his daughter during the fishing expedition and in the process impregnated her.
The daughter who is four months pregnant narrated to the family members that her father convinced her to have sex with him at the time she became of age adding that she was told that traditionally the father should break her virginity before getting married to another man.
The mother to the girl who is also pregnant has since left for Katongo village together with the victim as she could not stand the embarrassment in the village.
The girl is in grade six at a named school in the area.
When contacted for a comment, Chief Akabati claimed that he did not have details of the case.
And Police in Kalabo have not made any arrests as they expressed ignorance about the incident.