Man gets 7 years and 5 months IHL for defilement

Man gets 7 years and 5 months IHL for defilement
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Man gets 7 years and 5 months IHL for defilement

by Grecium Wanja Gama

The first Grade Magistrate court in Phalombe has sentenced a man to 7 years and 5 months imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 14 year old girl.
Phalombe police station Deputy public relation officer ,Jimmy Kapanja said the convict Godfry Mmanga was accused of defiling a 14 year girl.

“The court heard that between the month of April and July 2019,Godfrey Mmanga proposed sexual relationship to the girl and before he started making love with her, the convict introduced family planing to the girl to prevent her from getting pregnant.

“The convict had been defiling the victim for five times in the field until on July 21,2019 when the convict released the girl very late and that did please the girl’s father.”He said.

according to Kapanja ,Before reporting the matter to police, the father took the victim to the social welfare officer and thereafter reported the matter to police where the medical report was issued for both medical examination and treatment.

In submission, Prosecutor Sergeant Gladys Billy prayed for stiffer punishment saying that cases similar in nature were on the increase with each passing day in the district therefore he deserved stiff custodial sentence to deter would be offenders.

Concurring with the state, First Grade Magistrate Damson Banda sentenced him to 7 years and 5 months to deter would be the offenders.

Godfrey Mmanga 36, hails from Mulula village in the area of Traditional Authority Jenala in Phalombe.

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