A soldier from Kabwe district has been arrested and detained in custody for allegedly defiling his 12 year old biological daughter.

Central Province Police Commissioner, Chola Katanga, confirmed the arrest of Godfrey Miyanda, 31, of Chimanimani Compound after being reported to have allegedly committed incest.

Mr Katanga said it is alleged that the victim was defiled last Thursday on August 15, 2019 around 21:00 hours in Chimanimani Compound.

 Auntie to the victim, Astridah Chibwe, reported Miyanda to police on August 18, 2019, at 23:28 hours after her niece complained of a painful vagina after being defiled by her father.

He stated that Miyanda is a Staff Sergeant based at Brigade Headquarters in Kabwe, adding that the suspect is detained in custody at Bwacha Police Station.