Bizzare and odd as it may sound but a man has just been slapped with 5 years for the grave offence of rape he committed at a time that the country is fighting hard to curb the practise of rape that has become rampant.
The Nkhunga Magistrate Court in Nkhotakota has sentenced an 18 year-old man to five years imprisonment with hard labour for raping a 15 year-old girl.
The young man, Aikido Mwale, raped the girl at Kachuma village in the district.
According to Nkhotakota Police Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Williams Kaponda, a state prosecutor told the court that the young man lured the girl into his bar and forced himself on her.
After the court heard the facts, the rapist was found guilty.
Passing judgement, His Worship Kingsley Buleya sentenced the rapist to five years imprisonment with hard labour.
Aikido Mwale hails from Malengasanga Village, Traditional Authority Malengachanzi in Nkhotakota.