Malawi Police officer convicted of child sex charge: Rumphi cop faces jail for 3 rounds a night defilement

A Police officer Clever Mtengerenji has been found guilty of  sexual activity with a girl aged 12

The Rumphi Magistrate Court  convicted  the cop on Wednesday.

The Police officer committed the offense on the night of 7-8th February (2016) at his house where he, along with his cronies organised a party which the girl had also attended.

The girl, who was staying with her grandmother, had earlier reportedly gone missing after being sent on an errand to collect candles from her mother.

But while on the way, she met the convict who enticed her to his house with the promise that he would give her note books.

When her family members searched for her, she was later found at Mtengerenji’s house and   was immediately taken to hospital for medical examination and treatment.  The matter was then reported to police.

In his ruling, Magistrate Brian Msiska said he took into account four issues in evidence that was presented to him by the prosecution to convict Constable Mtengerenji for the offence.

The Magistrate explained that the court took into account the age of the victim, medical report, circumstances in which the case had occurred and evidence from the victim herself.

“The law is very clear that anyone below the age of 16 is a child. The girl in question is not above the age of sixteen. There is no evidence that she is older than that age,” said Msiska.

The defendant earlier told the court that the two were in a love relationship and that the girl told the defendant she was 18 years old before the relationship began.

The medical report tendered before the court stated that when the girl was examined she was stable. Further examination conducted on her private parts revealed that there were no sperms.

However, the medical report showed there was penetration in the girl’s private parts, though it did not conclude in detail whether the penetration was a fresh one or old. The report was therefore challenged, prompting the request for re-examination.

Nevertheless the re-examination was not done; instead, the clinical officer who examined the victim explained in detail the findings made and clarified unclear parts in the report.

But the magistrate told the court the medical report was not the sole authority of evidence, saying it only supplemented other pieces of evidence presented. He said the court was therefore at liberty not to consider a medical report.

Magistrate Msiska said for the offence to be proved beyond reasonable doubt, the court had to look at circumstances into which the case had occurred. There was high possibility that the girl was defiled because the people were at a drinking party and everyone was drunk.

“The circumstances into which both the defendant and the girl in question were in are that they were both and others drinking beer. The chances for defilement to occur there were very high.

“It might be that she was not only defiled by one person but also others who were at the party because all [those at the party] were drunk,” Msiska observed.

He further observed that what the girl told the court was true because she categorically stated in her evidence to the court that it was the defendant (Mtengerenji), nobody else had defiled her.

The girl told the court in camera that the defendant dragged her into his house where he had three rounds of sexual assualt in one night.

“The evidence given in court is that she [victim] was defiled three times in one night by the defendant and the court cannot get evidence from another source but from the victim. The court is of the view that what she told the court is true.

“After examining all the evidence in totality, this court is of the view that the prosecution has proved beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of the offence and convict him accordingly,” Msiska ruled.

In mitigation, Mtengerenji appealed to the court to exercise leniency, saying he was paying fees for his young brother among other responsibilities he had.

Meanwhile, Magistrate Msiska has adjourned the matter to 13th April, 2016 for sentencing.

At the time he committed the offence, Clever Mtengerenji was stationed at Livingstonia Police Unit at Khondowe in the district.

 

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Kamuchitete
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6 months 1 day ago

Mwachitika wuli a musiska. Makola panji namwe mwakhwawilangaso kenekako. Mphongo zidana.

Ikalowa mpaka kusanza
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Ikalowa mpaka kusanza
6 months 4 days ago
abale tisanamizanepo apa,mkazi ndi expert,in short ndi katswiri wakuchinditsa patauni,inuyo just think a 12 yr girl affording up to 3 rounds in a row,that’s miserable, ndikanakhala ine ogamula nkhani imenei ndikanamutaya wa police chifukwa anthuwa ndi chibwenzi chifukwa osanama anzanga panyini polowa mbolo ya munthu wamkulu ngati ameneyu katatu pamakhala ngati padutsa caterpillar,ndiye iye ndikumapelekera mpaka 3 rounds mkazi wa zaka 12 osavulala bodza limenelo, chimene chikuoneka magistrate ameneyu akusewera kuchindana pamakhala ntchitotu pamene paja yoti mkazi wa zaka zikunenedwazi she can’t manage to comfort an old man like him,zimakanika ntchembere za ana a misinkhu yakeyo zimalephera kupilira mpaka kulilira… Read more »
ochewa
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ochewa
6 months 4 days ago

vry bad

mdzukulu
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6 months 4 days ago

Kkkk fake judge, u want to say that every statement she tendered are sufficient to prove guilty of the man? Hw possible a 12 yr girl being fucked 3 rounds without damaging the vagina? This was not defilement there was intervation between them kugwirilira munthu sangapelekeree mpaka katatuu hule limeneloo nowadays tiwasungwana tikumachinditsa tisanakhwime mokuti ameneyu bumbu lakee linazolowera mbolo n guys don’t support the ruling coz suspect ndi wa police n oooo, let’s be impartial we are all malawian look at the proceedings hw it went through ndakwiya zediiii mxiii iiiiiiiiiiii! !!!!!!!

aaseee
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aaseee
6 months 5 days ago

Koma court lomweli LA Rumphi LA msiskalo likukanika kumanga(convict) court marshal wawo pacourt pompo atasosola ndalama za anthu odandaula tikukuonani2 zikutinyasa mxiieeeeeeeeeew!

MA PLAIN PA MALAWI
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MA PLAIN PA MALAWI
6 months 5 days ago

kkkkk but it did not conclude whether the penetration was the fresh one or old

brother brother
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brother brother
6 months 5 days ago

i dont trust this Msiska guy. he does not know how to handle cases. 12 yrs 3 rounds? that concludes that the girl isnt that young. she is a one size fitting all. how big is her pussy?

Elder Sage VIII
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Elder Sage VIII
6 months 5 days ago

Si mwana ameneyo ndi size yake. Anazoloweranso, amakatani ku night party mwana if indeed she is 12. Komanso ndikuona ngati sanagwilizane pa nkhani ya ndalama, mtsikanayo ndi momwe amadyera. Mutayeni wa police yo.

munyane
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munyane
6 months 5 days ago

Apolisi ndi anthu amatama kwabasi, ndidaonela mkazi wa mpolisi amatenga shopping basket kupita ka msika koma kukagula mpiru wa k100.00 kkkkkkk ameneyo alipila machimo onse amene apolisi amachita. Ana ambiri m’taunimu ogulitsa mandasi ndi ochokela m’polisi. kkkkkkk

wavisanga
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wavisanga
6 months 5 days ago
just leave this man alone, a girl aged 12 undergone three rounds no damage is that possible??????? Mr. Judge have u ever seen a 12 year old girl’s vagina? this girls is an experienced one, and this police officer is not the first one to give her three rounds, she is used and now she just want to buy sympathy from the public to prove her innocence. when you jail this police officer, check on her vagina again after a moth, you will find another penetration. mmalo mokagula candle iye nkumakanyengetsa uko, chitsiru cha mwana! pofica 20 years apenetetratedwa kangati???shupit… Read more »
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