Steven Wingolo (39) ,a pastor at one of the churches in Area 25 is in cell at Kanengo police for defiling and aiding a 17-year-old girl to abort pregnancy.
According to Kanengo Police Spokesperson Esther Mkwanda, Wingolo has been in a sexual relationship with the girl who also happens to be a member of the praise team for his church since May 2019.
In August 2019,the girl got pregnant and informed Wingolo who advised her to abort and gave her money for the act.
Unfortunately the abortion was not well conducted that it worsened the girl's health.
The police spokesperson said that on Tuesday September 17, posing as the girl's biological father, Wingolo took the girl to a mission hospital within Lilongwe for treatment without the knowledge of her parents
After two days of admission, the hospital staff became suspicious and tried to enquire with the girl's school who later called the her real parents.They rushed to the hospital and found Wingolo in the ward posing as a guardian to the girl.
Wingolo was later arrested by the police following a complaint from the parents.
In the meantime, he has been remanded at Maula prison.
He hails from village Nchochoma,T/A Kamenyagwaza in Dedza.