The founder and General Overseer of Radiant
International Church, in Zambia, Bishop Cephas
Mabo, has been arrested by the police in Kasama
for allegedly raping a 20-year-old girl.
The bishop who was arrested Friday night was said
to have raped the girl, who is one of his church
members, in the bush where they had gone for
fasting and prayer.
The victim was said to have attempted to commit
suicide after the incident.
Dailymail Zimbia reports that Northern Province
Police Commissioner, Rechard Mweene, while
confirming the development to Radio Mano News
last night, said “the incident happened around 15:00
hours on Wednesday in the mountains along the
The Commissioner of Police added that the 45-
year-old Bishop who resides at Kasama’s Malama
compound has since been detained in police
custody and charged with rape.
He gave the victim’s name as Ethel Namukoko, a
resident of Compensation compound in Kasama.
The CP disclosed further that “the victim sustained
a painful vagina from the ordeal.”
He said that “Ms Namukoko attempted to commit
suicide following the rape ordeal and is currently
admitted at Kasama General Hospital.”