Dowa First Grade Magistrate Court has sentenced 26-year-old Katiwell Chazama to 8 years imprisonment for raping and impregnating his 16-year-old niece.
Police Prosecutor Christopher Daluni told the court that the convict committed the offence on October 20, 2020 at Mandala Village in the district.
According to Daluni, the convict pleaded guilty to the offence.
Medical results from Dowa District Hospital confirmed that the girl was indeed raped.
Passing sentence, First Grade Magistrate Amran Phiri sentenced the convict to 8 years imprisonment to send a warning to would-be offenders.
Chazama hails from Mandala Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mkukula in Dowa.
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