The High Court in Blantyre has on Tuesday started hearing the case involving suspended Medical Aid Society of Malawi (MASM) Chief Commercial Officer, Andrew Ngomwa on allegations he defiled his underage niece.
Ngomwa faces five charges of defilement, rape, having sex with a minor, indecent practice with a child and procuring defilement by administering a drug.
When asked to take his plea, Ngomwa chose to exercise his right to remain silent which later prompted the state to parade one witness of its witnesses.
The witness, mother of the survivor told the court that her child revealed that her (uncle) defiled her, this was later confirmed by health personnel at Blantyre Adventist Hospital who also revealed that the girl is pregnant.
During the hearing, defense lawyer, Fostino Maere asked the witness to explain why she entrusted the uncle with taking care of her daughter.
She told the court that Ngomwa had promised to protect the girl and send her to good schools in town where she had stayed for almost eight years.
The witness proceeded to tell the court that she did not see this coming as the family trusts Ngomwa.
Maere also asked the witness if she was aware that her daughter had on several occasions taken emergency contraceptive pills; her response was she had no idea.
Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned to March 30, 2021 when the hearing will proceed.
When the story about the defilement of the girl broke into public domain, Ngomwa disappeared for some weeks and later handed himself over to police in Blantyre.