January 18, 2021

MEC official arrested for indecent assault

MEC official arrested for indecent assault

MEC official arrested for indecent assault

By Mike Gwadani

The police at Mponela, Dowa have arrested a Malawi Electro Commission (MEC) Logistics Officer, Fyson Magalasi for alleged indecent assault of an 18-year-old girl.

 Magalasi who is currently in the district for the voters’ registration exercise was arrested on May 9, 2020 at Linde Hotel where he was logging.

According to Mponela Police Station public relations officer Kaitano Lubrino  the victim (Name withheld), was in the district undergoing a spotlight mentorship training organised by Girls Empowerment Network (Genet) an organisation fighting violence against women and girls.

“On the material day the victim was coming from dinner and upon entering her room she noticed a strange man inside. Whilst there the man forcefully advanced for a romance while touching her modesty,” said Lubrino.

Lubrino continued saying, “this annoyed the girl escaped and reported the matter to the conveners (Genet).”

He also said the officials took the matter to Mponela Police Station and police followed and arrested the suspect.

“Magalasi will appear before court soon to answer a case of indecent assault contrary to section 137 of the penal code” Lubrino said. 

Aged 44, he comes from Chitambe Village, T/A Chikumbu in Mulanje.