22 November 2016 Last updated at: 11:35 AM
Woman who raped man jailed for 3 years
Machinga First Grade Magistrate Court on Friday sentenced a 26 year-old woman to four years in jail for sexually assaulting a 22 year old man.
The convict identified as Iness Salamba was found guilty for the offence of indecent assault which is contrary to 155 of the penal code.
State prosecutor Joel Kabichi based at Ntaja police post told the court that on 28th October 2016, the victim who is epileptic was suspected to be sick after his mother noticed how weak he was looking.
When the woman asked the victim why he was looking pale, he revealed that Salamba took him into her house where she undressed herself and then forced him to have sex with her.
The mother to the victim reported the matter to village headwoman, and then to our office,” Kabichi said.
He then told the court that whenever a man rapes any girl the law breaker is always given stiffer punishment hence the convict deserved custodial sentence to deter other women from committing the same offence.
During mitigation, Sambala prayed for fair punishment for she is a mother of a form 2 girl and she takes care of an orphan.
But when passing judgement her Worship Esther Phiri sentenced Iness Salamba to three years imprisonment with hard labour.
Salamba comes from Lodesi village, in the area of traditional authority (T/A) Kawinga of Machinga district.
Police nab woman over illegal fuel vending
Police in the commercial city of Blantyre have arrested a 35 year-old woman for being found with fuel without license.
The woman, Mercy Simon, is reported to have been found with 200 litres of diesel at her residence in Chileka Township.
Confirming to Malawi24, Chileka police spokesperson Grace Mwale said the woman failed to give an explanation on how she got 200 litres of diesel.
Mwale added that Simon is yet to appear in court to answer charges of being found in possession of fuel without license.
In a related development, the police have also arrested six men suspected to have stolen items in the township.
During the raid that led to the arrests, the law enforcers also recovered 3 mountain bikes, 10 rolls of wire, five bags of maize and 30 packets of hybrid seeds during the exercise.
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