Balaka man gets 6 year jail term for chopping off wife’ s fingers

The Balaka Second Grade Magistrate Court in eastern Malawi has sentenced a 38-year-old man to 6 years imprisonment with hard labour for wounding and chopping off his wife’s finger .

Wife fingers chopped

Wife fingers chopped

Police Prosecutor Inspector Isaac Mponela told the court that the suspect Ajida Idrissa 38,wounded and chopped off his wife’s fingers during the night of June 14 at Kwitanda village in the area of Traditional Authority Msamala.

“The suspect wounded his wife Aida Idrissa who is a business lady after she refused to surrender the money she gained after the sales of tomatoes ,” Mponela.

According to the investigator Detective Sergeant Saiti Sokole, the victim went to sell tomatoes at Mangochi Turn-off on June 13 where she spent a night.

“When she came back home the following day, the suspect demanded his wife to give him the money she acquired after the sells; but the victim denied and this angered the suspect who wounded her with a panga knife and she sustained multiple cuts on the head, nose and reaching the extent of chopping off her finger”

The victim was rushed to Balaka District Hospital where she was admitted and has since been discharged.

Appearing before the Balaka Second Grade Magistrate Court, the suspect pleaded guilty to the charge of grievous harm which is contrary to section 238 of the Penal code and following his own plea of guilty, and upon submission of the facts by the state, the court for him guilty and consequently convicted him.

In his submission before judgment, Prosecutor Inspector Mponela asked the court to consider giving the suspect a stiffer sentence.

He said gender-based violence cases are on the increase in the country hence the need for suspects to be given stiffer sentences.

Mponela said, the victim has a permanent disfigurement and considering the seriousness of the offence and that it attracts a maximum sentence of 14 years imprisonment with hard labour.

But in his mitigation, the suspect asked for leniency saying that he has children to look after and if sent to prison, his children will suffer.

Passing judgment, Second Grade Magistrate Victor Sibu said the suspect was supposed to know his responsibility before committing the offence.

He therefore sentenced him to 6 years imprisonment with hard labour. Sibu said he has given him such a sentence so that it should be lesson to him and would be offenders.

Ajida Idrissa comes from Nduta village, Traditional Authority Msamala in the same district of Balaka.

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23 thoughts on “Balaka man gets 6 year jail term for chopping off wife’ s fingers”

  1. Goodwill says:

    Wa usilu ameneyo 6years yachepa.

    1. Goodwill says:

      Wachibwana waliyamba dala Boma

  2. kim george says:

    This Man must be in jail more than 15yrs.others to take a lesson

  3. kim george says:

    Stop domestic violence plz we are all human being

  4. Tchinga Chisoni says:

    zinasanso zimezi mbuzi iyi ya namuna

  5. Ngoni wa pa phata says:

    Za manyazi ameneyo akafele konko

  6. thompo says:

    midyomba plz behave as a human being.why do u like women for sexual services only! Shame

  7. Ulesi basi! osangopedza wako tomato bwanji mpakana kumudula fingers mkazi. ukafere konko ku prison kwakoko. wati uli ndi ana poyamba sumadziwa zoti uli ndi ana umati anawo adya chala chomwe unamupanga chop mkaziyo.

  8. Marriage counsellor says:

    Ndiye nzeru za mijombayo.Kukonda kuzunza azimayi too much.Imakonda mitala kwabasi.Ilibe chikondi.

  9. Zinjathropus says:

    Balaka men,please stop this barbaric behaviour

  10. Oulemaytou. says:

    Ndiye nzeru za mijomba.A woman has no saying to these people.They like mistreating their wives.They look at women as sexual objects.Nice for arresting this mjomba thug.

  11. Fido says:

    Upon released from jail you shall find the woman married to someone a very kind man check it outo

  12. Ulumbeni says:

    Women please, if a man slaps u once, kick him out. Why do u tolerate nonsense. How many women are dying everyday coz of abuse. Use ur brains. These abusive men are just there for sex nothing else. Wise up.

  13. chidumayo says:

    I think the man suspected something. Mayiyu angagone bwanji kokagulitsa tomato. How far is it from their home. Police give us adequate details. Osati amamuganizira kuti anapanidwa ndi pwepwete winawake ameneyu. Kodi kanali ka chingati kukagona ku biziness mayi ameneyu? Pali nkhanitu apa.

  14. Chinyengo chalowapo 6years basi koma tikaba chinangwa nde 10 years that is bias………………that is gender abuse n their is woman right that has being destroyed their,prease muchageni bwino kuti ene amaganiza nkhaza zotere atengerepo pphunziro, mayi amapanga geni pano yayima sikumupha kumeneku

  15. Sir DG says:

    It would better to sentence to the required 14 years. Its not good kupereka chilango chochepa kwa munthu olakwa kwambiri.

  16. MTESCO BOY PA NU says:

    Mwinasotu Nkaxiyo Ndi Hule Tingadxiwe Bwaaaaaaaa!!

  17. Professor Dr. James Napwiri Phiri says:

    The man must have been under the influence of beer or chamba. And they you wanted to legalise Chamba. Shame upon you

  18. nazimbiri says:

    ngati mwatotopa naye osangomusiya ena amutole bwaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  19. Kamuna says:

    Nice judgement,aziona ku cellko koma azuzitsa ana

  20. Ras Mix says:

    how come i can see fingers !!!!!!!

  21. kaya says:

    The man is the devil incarnate and evil

  22. The Binoculars says:

    Iwe Idrissa mapolo yako.So iwe analufuna kadyela pa mkazi wako but iwe unalicigonere ku nyumba.Lomba waona! Wamusiya mkazi wako ena acimwene anyele ya mbuzi azayamba kumukwela mkazi wakoyo popanda vuto nakuthira ukala onse bwino-bwino.Yenda kundende iwe citsiru camwamuna.

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