ZAMBIA – A 33-year-old man of Chipili district who allegedly defiled and murdered his three-day old daughter has been sentenced to death by hanging.

Appearing before High Court judge Mary Mulanda for judgment in the Mansa high court on Friday, was Christopher Sunday Chipulu who was charged for two counts of murder and defilement of a child under the age of 16 years contrary to section 200 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.

And in the second count he is charged for defilement of a child contrary to section 138 clause 1 of the penal code Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia as amended by Act number 15 of 2005 and Act number 2 of 2011.

Facts before the high court were that on June 13, 2019, Chipulu allegedly murdered and wilfully and unlawfully had carnal knowledge of a child under the age of 16 in Chipili area of Chipili district.

And on 16 June 2019, police in Chipili arrested Christopher Chipulu for allegedly defiling and murdering his three day old biological daughter causing her vagina and umbilical cord torn, bleeding from mouth and nose.

Justice Mulanda said she was satisfied with the evidence that the state prosecutors brought forth before the court saying that the accused acted with malice in his actions.

“I find the accused guilty of murder and defilement of the Child under the age of 16 and I convict him accordingly as charged,” she said.

Source: Zambia Report



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