Taxi Driver rapes grade 10 pupil in his taxi
By ALICE NACHILEMBE
A-17-year-old juvenile of a named school in Lusaka has allegedly been raped in a car by a man who offered her a lift to take her to School.
The girl, who is a Grade 10 pupil was raped by an unknown man later identified as George Banda 31, of unknown house number in Zingalume compound..
Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale confirmed in a statement that the victim was only rescued by concerned members of the public who apprehended the suspect and handed him over to Police.
Mr Mwale said the incident occurred on February 17, 2023 around 12:00 hours in a car in Meanwood phase 3 areas.
He said Police preliminary investigations revealed that the girl left home in Meanwood Phase 3 area around 09:00 hours for School and on her way, a Toyota Vitz stopped and the driver offered her a lift since it was raining.
Mr Mwale said the man changed direction and drove his car to an isolated place where he allegedly raped the girl after giving her some drinks suspected to be alcohol.
“Concerned members of the public approached the car after seeing it parked in an isolated place for a long time and found both the suspect and the victim in the car naked. They were all apprehended and handed over to Polic,” he said.
Mr Mwale said Police officers who rushed to the scene recovered a Toyota Vitz bearing registration number BAV 7745 and a torned School uniform suspected to be for the girl.
She sustained bleeding on her private parts as well as general body pains. She was rushed to Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital for medical attention while Banda is detained in Police custody waiting to be formally charged.