Police in the mining town of Mufulira district have arrested a 28 year old suspected rapist.

The rapist was arrested at around 05.30 hours this morning in a mining surbub near Hindu hall.

Before his arrest, the suspect identified as Daniel Malaya is alleged to have raped a 19 year old woman of Chitimukulu avenue at around 03.00 hours in the early hours of women’s Day today.

The suspect was nabbed with a stolen flat screen TV and mobile phones.

Police have disclosed to Mafken FM radio that the serial rapist Daniel Malaya who has been on the police wanted list for a year now is a resident of kawama compound in kitwe.

Malaya is said to be behind the spate of robberies and 13 rape cases in Mufulira.

A fortnight ago, Malaya is said to have raped an elderly woman and her daughter.

The suspect also raped two students from a boarding house in Maina Soko avenue.

Last year, a nurse working for a Government hospital is also said to have been raped by the lone serial rapist.

The suspect was found with a screw driver, an instrument he is said to have been using to threaten his attackers.

Copper belt Acting Police Commanding Officer Tresfold Kasale is yet to issue a comprehensive statement over the matter.

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