Nyasatimes editor Thom Chiumia is reportedly arrested in the United Kingdom for being suspected of sexually assaulting his children’s 17-year old babysitter
Reports say Chiumia committed the assault inside at his home in the United Kingdom where he living.
Chiumia is said to have left his wife at the Mobo Award ceremony for his home where he found the babysitter alone with his children; he then forcedly had sex without the girl.
The babysitter eventually reportedly the matter to the police.
Police in the UK confirmed to local media in the UK that Chiumia was arrested by West Yorkshire.The police said Chiumia was arrested on saturday morning.
“Indeed Thom Chiumia of Nyasa Times, has been arrested early hours of Saturday morning by West Yorkshire Police on sexual assault and raping a 17-year old girl, who was babysitting his children. At the time, whilst his wife was attending the Mobo Awards Ceremony”.
Malawi local publication The Maravi Post reported that officials at Nyasa Tmes, could not deny or confirm of Chiumia’s arrest, saying the issue was not officially communicated to them.
“We are just hearing this from you. We haven’t been communicated. Even our Managing Director Edgar Chibaka is not aware of this.
“Surprisingly, we haven’t see much updates of the articles we submitted the whole Saturday. This means is true,” said the source.
Another Malawi local publication Malawi24 also reported also that efforts to get reaction from Chiumia’s family both in the UK and Malawi proved unsucessful as they did not accept to respond to their questions.