A Choma magistrate court has acquitted an 83 year old man of assaulting his fellow senior citizen.
Choma Resident Magistrate Ethel Phiri acquitted Samson Simusa, a farmer of Simusa village in chief Mapanza’s chiefdom in Choma district, after finding him innocent of an assault charge.
Simusa was charged for assaulting his colleague Andrew Muleka aged 91, of Nyoonde village of the same chiefdom.
Magistrate Phiri said the court has acquitted Simusa because the evidence by the defense witnesses was not correlating.
“‘The evidence before the court lacked correlation and therefore you are acquitted of the charge”‘ the court stated.
Facts before the court are that, on 10th November 2022, the two senior citizens were quarrelling over a piece of land that belonged to a deceased person in their area and later it turned into a fight.
Muleka then reported the matter to police that Simusa had assaulted him.
Simusa was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm, contrary to section 248 of the penal code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.