Blind man nabbed for defilement

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An 80-year-old blind man of Fitalyano village in Senior Chieftainess Chungu area in Luwingu district in the Northern Province has appeared in a magistrates’ court for defilement contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

Appearing before magistrate Davy Simfukwe was Anderson Mutambo who pleaded not guilty to the charge of defiling a girl under the age of 16 contrary to Section 138 (1) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Facts before the court were that Mr Mutambo, on January 17, 2013, had unlawful carnal knowledge of his grand daughter under the age 16.

Magistrate Simfukwe adjourned the matter to 04th February 4, 2013 for possible commencement of trial.

Meanwhile, police in Luwingu District have apprehended three notorious young men aged between 20 and 24 who have allegedly been terrorizing, beating and assaulting residents during night hours.

Northern Province police commissioner, Mary Chikwanda, and Luwingu District Police Station Officer in charge, Assistant Superintendent Sampa Mwelwa, confirmed the development to Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) today.

Ms Chikwanda said the three young men were arrested after they attacked a couple of Co-op Village in Chief Chipalo’s area over the weekend.

She named the trio as Remy Kangwa, aged 22, of Goodson Mulenga area, Joseph Kabwe, aged 22, and Eford Mukupa, aged 20, both of Co-op Village in chief Chipalo working with unknown people teamed up beating and assaulting any one they come across at night starting around 19:00 hours.

Ms Chikwanda said Miriam Chanda, 25, a pregnant woman, had a miscarriage after she was severely beaten by the same boys.

She said Mrs Chanda was beaten together with her husband, Bernard Chanda-Pule, who managed to escape leaving the wife behind. 

And Luwingu District Police Station Officer in charge, Assistant Superintendent Sampa Mwelwa, said  Mrs Chanda is currently nursing serious wounds at the district hospital.

Mr Mwelwa said the suspects were arrested after a tip off from members of public and they will soon appear in court.