Security guard in court for attempted rape

Magistrates Court: File picture

A 26-year-old guard from Magnun Security Company has been dragged to the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for attempting to rape a 37-year-old woman.

Edward Shimoko is alleged to have attempted to rape a woman from the house next to the one he used to guard in Rhodespark area on May 15, 2017.

Details are that on the material night, around 21:00 hours, Shimoko; who was wearing a mask, forcefully entered the victim’s house through a widow.

Shimoko is alleged to have pushed the woman to the floor and managed to tear her pant as whilst covering her mouth with his other hand.

The woman managed to free herself by biting his thumb and screamed for help.

Shimoko ran away but fortunately, the victim saw that her attacker was wearing a Magnun security uniform.

Shimoko was arrested from the yard when police found that he had a fresh bite on his thumb.

The accused is expected to take plea soon.

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