Mpanda DC intervenes in school girl pregnancy saga


Mpanda District Commissioner Dr Rajab Rutengwe

Mpanda  District  Commissioner, Dr. Rajab  Rutengwe has  ordered Police  in  Mpanda  to  arrest  a Police Constable, Edward Mushi,  for  allegedly impregnating  a 16 year-old  school  girl.

The DC was  compelled to   issue the   order following  complaints  from  the  public    that  the  constable  had impregnated a Form Two  school girl  studying at  Misunkumilo  Secondary. It  was alleged  that  the  suspect  and  one  of  his  bosses  were trying to  frame  someone else.

But, according to  Dr  Rutengwe  who  doubles  as  the District Security  and Defence  Committee’s Chairperson, preliminary investigations   show  that  the suspect had an  intimate relationship  with  the  girl since she was  in   Form  One. The DC elaborated that when interrogated  by the   authorities, the student  confessed that she  was pregnant  and  mentioned the suspect as being responsible for her pregnancy.

It  was alleged  that  after the  suspect  realized  that   the girl  had mentioned  his name, and  case  file RB number 661/2012 was opened  at Mpanda  Central Police, he attempted to evade the case.  When  contacted  for  comment,   the Rukwa  Regional  Police Commissioner, Mr Isuto Mantage  admitted  to  have been  informed  of the  incident, saying  he  had already  ordered  action on the  case  file immediately.

“He will be court-martialled  and  prosecuted later in a court of law,”  added the RPC.

Source Tanzania Daily News

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