The Lusaka Magistrates’ Court has granted a 38-year-old man of Misisi compound accused of having carnal knowledge of his eight-year-old daughter, K5,000 bail in his own recognizance, with two working sureties.

Alick Banda, a general worker, is facing one count of incest by males.

Particulars of the offense are that Banda on July 1, 2018 in Lusaka, allegedly had carnal knowledge of his eight-year-old daughter.

And when the matter came up for mention before magistrate Fides Hamaundu, Tuesday, Banda asked for bail pending his trial.

And in response, magistrate Hamaundu granted the accused person K5,000 bail in his own recognizance with two working surities.

The court however could not proceed with trial because consent to prosecute Banda had not yet been given by the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The matter has since been adjourned to September 11, 2018 for another mention, awaiting for consent to prosecute.