Thursday, 11 February 2016

Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Defiling Daughters

THE Kitwe High Court has sentenced a 50-year-old peasant of Chingola to 20 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling his daughter's five-year-old friend.


Justice Chilombo Phiri on Monday sent to jail Noah Foloshi of Kalilo area, who was facing one count of defilement.

Particulars of the offence are that Foloshi, on August 17, 2015, had unlawful carnal knowledge of the five-year-old girl.

During trial in the subordinate court, the girl testified that on the material day, she was playing with Foloshi's daughter outside his yard.
Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Defiling Daughters
The court heard that it was at this point that Foloshi got hold of her and took her in his house where he defiled her.

The matter was later reported to the police where the accused was charged and arrested for the subject offence.

Justice Phiri said she was satisfied that the prosecution managed to prove a case against Foloshi and she was therefore convicting him accordingly.

"The cases of defilement are on the increase and a strong message has to be sent to would-be offenders. You defiled a five-year-old girl, which is an aggravating circumstance.

"I sentence you to 20 years imprisonment with hard labour and if you are not happy with my conviction, you can appeal to the Supreme Court within 14 days," she said.

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man of Chambishi has been sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour for causing the death of his friend over a K10 debt.

Joseph Sichone, who was facing one count of manslaughter, pleaded guilty when the matter came up for plea before Justice Phiri in the Kitwe High Court on Monday.

It was alleged that Sichone caused the death of Moses Makayi on September 20 last year.

Information before the court indicates that on the material day, around 16:00 hours, Sichone, while at a house where the illicit brew, Kachasu, was being sold, approached Makayi over his K10 credit.

The court heard that Makayi reacted angrily by hurling insults at his creditor whom he also hit with a stick on the head.

In retaliation, Sichone grabbed the stick from Makayi and hit him on the head, and he fell to the ground, and shortly afterwards, he died.

In her ruling, Judge Phiri found Sichone guilty and convicted him based on his own confession to the charge.
"I sentence you to five years imprisonment with hard labour, and if you are not happy with what I have done, you can appeal to the Supreme Court within 14 days," she said.
Source: Zambia Daily Mail
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