Kasungu First Grade Magistrate Court, on Tuesday convicted and sentenced a 60-year-old man Tende Efudala to 11 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 12-year-old girl.
The court heard that, on February 7th, 2016, the convict came to the house of the victim’s parents where he asked her to accompany him to the butchery to buy meet.
On their way back home, the convict pulled the victim into the nearby bush where he forced himself on her.
Another man, who had seen Efudala with the victim passing his house became suspicious and started following them. He found Efudala in the act of defiling the girl and apprehended him with the help of other community members.
On Tuesday Efudala arraigned on Defilement charge contrary to Section 138 of the Penal Code, however he pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The state paraded four witnesses who testified against him, and the court found him guilty.
Kasungu First Grade Magistrate, Damiano Banda said Efudala’s behavior really showed that he
is a menace to the society especially to the young girls.
Banda then sentenced Efudala to 11 years imprisonment with hard labour.
Tende Efudala hails from Kamsamiro village under Traditional Authority Kabudula in Lilongwe district.