A teacher in Nchelenge district in Luapula Province has appeared before Nchelenge magistrate court for allegedly defiling a16 years old girl.
Appearing before Nchelenge magistrate Fred Musaka was 29-year-old Nicholas
Sibinda, a teacher at Nchelenge high school in chief Kambwali’s area.
Particulars of the offence are that on unknown date, but between March 1,
2008 and March 20, 2010 Sibinda willfully and unlawfully had carnal
knowledge with the named girl below the age of 16.
The girl is also a pupil at Nchelenge high school.
Sibinda pleaded not guilty to the offence which is contrary to section
138, subsection 1 as amended by Act number 15 of 2005 of the penal code,
chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.
As he took the plea, Sibinda informed the court that he had recently
confirmed the age of the girl from her mother who told him she will turn 18
years old, this year.
But when asked by the court how old the girl in question was in 2008, he
responded that she might have been 16 years.
The matter has been adjourned to July 2, 2010 for commencement of trial,
and Sibinda was granted a K700,000.00 bail with two working sureties .
[ ZANIS ]