Defilement earns one 14 years IHL in Nkhata Bay

Written by  Mc Donald Gondwe

The Nkhata Bay First Magistrate Court has sentenced a 47-year-old man Wilson Nyirenda to 14 years Imprisonment with Hard Labor for defiling a 12 year old girl in Nkhata-Bay district.


Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Danfold Otala stated in court that the incident occurred in September this year at Usisya in the district when the victim was on her way to her friends using a by-pass road to the convict’s house.

“She passed through the convicts’ house and when the convict saw her, he invited her into his house where he forcibly defiled her,” said Otala.

Otala added that following this the girl revealed the ordeal to some elders who took the matter to Usisya Police Unit for his arrest.

“Police took charge of the matter including taking the victim to hospital where it was shown that the girl was indeed defiled,” added Otala.

Whilst at the courts the man did not plead guilty to the charge forcing the state to parade four witnesses to convince the court which latter the courts granted him 14 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour.

In his statements Presiding Magistrate Billy Ngosi observed that cases of defilement are rampant in the district hence the convict deserved a stiffer punishment.

Nyirenda hails from Chikalamba Village, Traditional Authority Chikulamayembe in Rumphi district.

Meanwhile Nkhata-Bay Police through its Public Relations Officer, Igneous Esau appealed to the general public to protect children from such misdeeds.

“Every child is protected by the law as such let us take the responsibility to protect our young ones,” concluded, Esau.


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