A 17-year-old Ndola girl has told the Magistrates’ Court that no one inserted a metal bar in her private parts.
In this matter, Jacqueline Nanyinza, 27, and Catherine Mpamba, 28, of Chipulukusu are charged with two counts of indecent assault on a female and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Nanyinza and Mpamba, who are both hair dressers, are alleged to have jointly and willfully assaulted and indecently assaulted a 17-year-old female juvenile.
It is alleged that the duo enticed the victim to accompany them to Catherine’s house where she would be given some wigs to plait her hair.
While at Catherine’s home, the two women allegedly beat up, undressed and photographed the nude victim.
The two women are also alleged to have inserted a metal bar into the victim’s vagina and scorned her.
However, when the matter came up for trial before Ndola Principal Resident magistrate Obbister Musukwa, the girl said no one inserted a metal bar in her private part.
“It was around 09:00 hour to 10:00 hours on January 30, 2021 when the two came to our house and picked me to go to the second accused’s house. They started to show me pictures of the husband and asked me if I known him. Out of fear, I refused and they started slapping me and beating me in the face. Then I admitted that I was going out with him because he told me that he is not married but just stays with a friend. Then I asked for forgiveness,” explained the juvenile.
“I was not undressed by the two (accused). I never said that to the police that they put a metal bar in my private parts. They never used a metal bar, it was just slaps and kicks. I also don’t know how I gave the metal bar to the police.”
She said she knew the accused persons because they go to the same Church.
“I know them because we go to the same Church. I have known them for over 2 years.”
Magistrate Musukwa then adjourned the matter to Friday February 12, 2021 for continuation of trial.