THE Ndola Magistrates’ Court has committed a 24-year-old man to the High Court for sentencing after convicting him for defiling his girlfriend.
This is in a case when Rabson Chirwa, 24, was charged with defilement contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
When the matter came to court for trial, both the minor and Chirwa confessed that they were in love.
It is alleged that Chirwa, on November 20, 2020 defiled his girlfriend who was aged 15.
Chirwa was then charged with defilement.
The court heard that on the material day, Chirwa called his girlfriend and asked her to meet him at a night club known as “Sobelenge Bar” in Masala.
The minor narrated that the two spent a night at the same night club, where they both undressed and had sex.
The following day, her father took her to masala police station and then to the hospital where she was given a medical report indicating that she had been defiled.
In his defence, Chirwa, who elected to give evidence on oath also narrated the same story as his girlfriend.
Ndola Chief Resident Magistrate John Mbuzi established that the facts were not disputed.
Magistrate Mbuzi convicted Chirwa as the state proved the case beyond reasonable doubt.
“My conclusion is that the state has proved its case and I find the accused guilty of defilement of a child and I convict him accordingly,” he said.
Magistrate Mbuzi has since committed Chirwa to the High Court for sentencing.