Four juvenile pupils have been dragged to court for allegedly defiling a girl under the age of 16.
The four juveniles, aged between 15 and 17, have been charged with one count of defilement contrary to section 138 (1) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence allege that on November 24, 2018, in Lusaka, the four, jointly and whilst acting together, had unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 16.
When the matter came up for allocation, Wednesday, Chief Resident Magistrate Lameck Mwale allocated the matter to Magistrate Albert Mwaba in the absence of the accused.
They will soon appear in court for plea.
In a similar matter, a 32-year-old man of Kabanana Township and a 15-year-old juvenile of the same area, have also appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling a girl under the age of 16.
In this matter, Bright Tembo and the 15-year-old pupil are alleged to have on May 18, this year, in Lusaka, had unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 16 whilst acting together.
The matter has been allocated to Magistrate Nsunge Chanda where the accused will take plea.
Meanwhile, two juveniles of Chilenje and Bauleni townships have been dragged to court for allegedly breaking into a church and stealing three iron bars worth over K400.
It is alleged in this matter that the juveniles, aged 19 and 17 years, on June 3, this year, in Lusaka, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown people, broke and entered into Reformed Church of Zambia (RCZ) and stole three iron bars all together valued at K480, property of the said church.
Magistrate Mwale allocated the matter to Magistrate Nsunge Chanda and the accused are expected to take plea on Monday.
In another matter, a 32-year-old security guard and a tool fixer have appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for allegedly conspiring to commit a felony.
In this matter, it is alleged that Miti Lyambai and Simangolwa Muyatwa between March 29, 2019, and April 4, 2019, in Lusaka jointly and whilst acting together with others unknown, conspired to commit a felony by practices similar to slavery or human trafficking.
The matter was allocated to Magistrate Judith Chiyayika.