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Man arrested for incest with biological daughter


POLICE have arrested and charged a man aged 38 of Mazyopa Township for the offence of Incest involving his biological daughter aged 14. 

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Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the incident occurred between November 2022 and August 11, 2023 at 01:00 hours in Mazyopa compound of Lusaka.

He said brief facts were that the suspect had ordered the wife that whenever they were going to church, the daughter who was the only child should remain so that she prepared meals for him. 

Mr Hamoonga said in November 2022, on an unknown date, she was left with the father at home while the rest of the family went to church, that was the first time he had carnal knowledge of her after forcing the victim by beating her. 

He said when the mother came back from church, she did not disclose to her about the incident for fear of being beaten by the father. 

Mr Hamoonga said the abuser continued having carnal knowledge with her until on August 11, 2023 at about 01:00 hours when the wife caught the husband naked in the daughter’s bedroom. 

He said when the wife asked him what he was doing and that was the time her mother asked the daughter and she revealed her father had been a busing her since November, 2022.

Mr Hamoonga said the mother fainted upon hearing and learning of what had been happening and has been.

He said on August 22, 2023, the mother informed her sister who reported the matter at Chipata Police Post. 

The suspect has been detained in custody and will appear in court soon.



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