Police at Lingadzi have arrested Joseph Manguluti popularly known as Bishop Joe Manguluti on allegations that he raped a 23- year-old adopted daughter.
Manguluti is a renowned personality as he is both a gospel musician, a preacher as well as a master of ceremonies.
Manguluti allegedly raped the girl on 15 May in her bedroom at their Area 18 Be residence.
The girl, a fourth year student at one of the colleges in the city, was preparing to take a bath when she met her ordeal.
Manguluti’s wife was away at that particular time, prompting him to take advantage and forced himself on the girl.
The victim reported the incident to the police who issued her a referral letter to Kamuzu Central Hospital for examination.
Medical report indicated that the victim had really been raped.
Police have since charged Mr Manguluti with rape which is contrary to Section 132 of the Penal code.
He is expected to appear before court soon.
Manguluti hails from Kalimira Village in Traditional Authority Santhe in Kasungu District.
*Const. Foster Benjamin*
_Lingadzi Police PRO_