Rukwa Regional Police Commander Justine Masejo said the incident occurred on March 15th this year during the night whereas the said teacher (37) is alleged to had raped the student in the house she rented.
Before his arrest the village chairman Benazir Kalamba said his office received information that the said student had been raped by her teacher at around 12.00 midnight after which he informed the district’s education officer for further steps.
Thereafter, the district education officer informed the police who arrested him and is still in custody for completing ongoing investigations.
On his part, the school headmaster Charles Mwamengo said the teacher committed the crime a few days after the school leadership sat and warned teachers against love affairs with students.
He said for a long time there have been reports that some teachers had the habit of having affairs with students and added that if the allegations against the teacher are proven to be true stern measures should be taken against him to be a stern warning to others.