Ndola man fined K5,000 for damage

Criminal court
Criminal court

A TWENTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD man of Ndola has been fined K5,000 for impregnating a 22-year-old woman.
Lapukeni Musonda of Kansenshi Township in Ndola was on Thursday fined by local court magistrate Oscar Kalaba sitting with magistrate Rosemary Muke, after he admitted to impregnating his girlfriend outside marriage.
Musonda was sued by Henry Shiloh for impregnating his daughter Mercy.
Mr Shiloh told the court that on unknown dates in February last year, he discovered that his daughter was pregnant and her daughter led them to the man who impregnated her.
He said both his family and that of Musonda resolved the two will get married.
Mr Shiloh said Musonda agreed to take responsibility of the pregnancy and his daughter but since their meeting in October last year, he had not heard from him.
“Musonda agreed to take responsibility of my daughter and the pregnancy and promised to marry her but up to now he has not done anything,” he said
The local court magistrate ordered that Musonda should pay the K5, 000 to his in-laws to be in 10 installments with effect from October 19, this year.

Times of Zambia