A court has sentenced a 56-year-old man who is a gardener to five years imprisonment for raping his boss’ 12-year-old daughter.
The rapist has been identified as Yasin Sumani who worked as a gardener at the victim’s home.
Sub-inspector Maxwell Mwaluka, a Prosecutor based at Mangochi Police station told the court that on January 01, 2017 the victim was left at home with the rapist when her parents went to church.
Then she went to the toilet to answer the call of nature but as she was there the gardener followed her.
The evil rapist beat the girl up with a walking stick and then covered her mouth with his hands in order for her not to shout before sexually assaulting her.
“He also threatened to kill her if she revealed the incident to anyone,” the prosecutor told the court.
Days later the girl revealed the rape to her parents who reported the matter to Mangochi Police station where medical report was issued.
Results from Mangochi District Hospital confirmed that the girl was sexually abused.
The rapist pleaded not guilty to the charge and the state paraded two witnesses.
He was later found guilty and in his mitigation he begged for leniency from the court as he is a breadwinner to his family.
When passing judgement, his worship Mangochi first grade Magistrate Ronald M’bwana expressed his concern over the convict’s conduct of which he described as inhumane.
He then slapped him to 60 months imprisonment with hard labour.
Yasin hails from Mtalimanja village, Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi.