A LOCAL court in Lusaka has detained a defiler with a view of handing him over to the police for impregnating a girl when she was 14 years old.
This is in a case in which Leften Chulu, 40, a policeman man of Lilayi Police camp sued Dickson Phiri, 20, of the same camp for deflowering and impregnating his daughter, Maria Chulu, 16.
Phiri admitted impregnating Maria. Chulu told Senior Court Magistrate Mubukwanu Matakala sitting with Magistrate Sarah Nyendwa at Chawama Local Court that Phiri is his son-in-law because he impregnated his daughter Maria in 2013 when she was staying with his brother in marriage.
He explained that at first Phiri admitted responsibility but when they sat to discuss the matter, he denied responsibility.
Chulu added that he did not charge Phiri for the pregnancy but Phiri’s parents named the child as Maganizo.
In cross-examination, Chulu said at first Phiri admitted but later denied.
In defence, Phiri admitted that he impregnated Maria after they slept together on December 2, 2013.
Maria said she was 14 years old when Phiri made her pregnant. Passing judgment, Magistrate Matakala said that it was evident that Phiri impregnated Maria because he admitted.
He said the act was defilement because Maria was under 16-years-old when he impregnated her.
He ordered him to compensate Chulu K10, 000 with initial payment of K1, 000 followed by monthly instalments of K500. The court detained Phiri so that he could be handed over to the police for defilement.