POLICE in Mpika have arrested a 51-year-old man of Chendapanshi Village for incest after he had sex with his biological daughter.
The man, identified as Chilekwa Chileshe, had carnal knowledge of his daughter, aged 17, in his house.
Muchinga Province police chief Auxensio Daka confirmed that Chileshe was in police custody for incest after having sex with his own daughter.
Mr Daka said the man was on separation with his wife when his daughter decided to visit him, but he ended up sleeping with her around 22:00 hours.
He said the mother of the victim, Jennipher Mulenga, reported the matter to the police and the suspect was then arrested and put in police custody waiting to appear in court.
“We have a matter which was reported by Jennipher Mulenga, the mother of the victim, that the father had slept with his daughter when she went to visit him,” he said.
In another development, police in Nakonde have launched a manhunt for a man who shot his wife in the legs and escaped.
It is suspected that the man shot his wife after a marital dispute, and the incident happened on Monday morning when the victim was escorting their child to school.
Mr Daka confirmed that Dickson Siame, of Mbuko village in Nakonde, shot his wife in the legs and ran away.
He said the victim, Joyce Namonje, was nursing serious wounds at Nakonde Hospital after she sustained broken legs.
“We are looking for a man identified as Dickson Siame who shot his wife in the legs and is on the run. The reason for the shooting is not yet known, but we suspect that it was after a marital dispute,” he said.
Mr Daka said anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr Siame should report to the police.