Teenager jailed 7 years for sexual attack 

The First Grade Magistrate Court in Lilongwe has sentenced 19 year old Allan Alikanjero to seven years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) after pleading guilty to the offense of defilement.

Alikanjelo jailed for seven years

Before passing judgement on Monday 18th September 2017, Police Prosecutor Sergeant Esnart Phiri had earlier on 6th September told the court that Alikanjero abducted the victim from her parents home and took her to unknown destination where they spent a night on August 30th this year.

Sergeant Phiri said parents of the victim realised the following morning and later reported to police who later arrested Alikanjero
after conducting investigations.

A medical report presented in the court by the state prosecutor confirmed that the victim who is a Standard 6 Pupil and hails from
Kaponda Village in Lilongwe was indeed defiled.

In passing judgement, First Grade Magistrate (FGM) Cecilia Onsewa expressed concern with the increase of sexual offenses against young girls.

She therefore said it is the duty of the court to protect its people mainly young girls who are abused in many ways in their day to day

Onsewa however considered the age of the convict before slapping him with a seven year jail term.

The Magistrate said she had reduced the sentence because Alikanjero was the first offender and pleaded guilty to the charge without wasting court’s time.

She said she believe the seven years Alikanjero will spend behind the bars will teach him some lessons and it will also be a lesson to the
general public.

Alikanjero hails from Limbe Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chitukula in Lilongwe.

The same Nkukula Court has sentencd a 21 year old man identified as Wyson Mlelemba to four years IHL for House Breaking and Theft which is contrary to Section 309 and 271 of the Penal Code respectively.

Mlelemba went away with assorted items worth about K150,000 which he later sold at Sungwi Trading Centre in Area 25-Lilongwe.

Police has since managed to recover some of the stolen items.

He hails from Mwavi Village, T/A Nsabwe in Thyolo District.

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I love Malawi
I love Malawi
6 years ago

Ine ndimadandaula kwambiri ndi malembedwe ankhani mosaphya ngati mmene yalembedwera nkhani iyi.siikukwanila ata!!!!!!!!!zikutipatsa mafunso ochuluka as to whether the court made the fair judgement to the convict or not.7years imprisonment ikuchokera pati??let me encourage the boy to appeal

zamuxolo ngalo
6 years ago
Reply to  I love Malawi

busy kudabwa 7 year jail term for defilement???? koma pa nyasalande umbuli ndi uchitsiru sudzatha ndithu. in a serious country (not zamasanje zakumalawi) it could have been way way way more than that!!!!!!!!!

6 years ago

In complete reporting, what matters is the age of the girl not necessarily her educational level. Standard 6 yes but how old was she ? cause this obviously was a relationship and they planned. by the way how did they meet ? did he take her forcibly ? did he abduct her ? mmmmmmmm i personally feel that the years as well is too much. Cashgate guys who made millions of Malawians suffer due to the mass stealing of taxpayers money were only given less that 5 years. OSAUKA ALIBE MAU, Tamaweruzani osayang’ana nkhope puliz

6 years ago

Onse azilangidwa. ogwirira ndi ogwiriridwa especially ngat panali chibwenzi. Anthu awa obviously anali pachibwenzi. Iyaaa.

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