The Chinsali High Court has sentenced a Zambia National Service (ZNS) civilian worker to 25 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 10 -year- old girl.

Kabwe based High Court Judge, Justice Isaac Kamwendo, sentenced Webster Banda 50, after he was found guilty of one count of defilement of a minor in July 2020 in Mpika.

This is contrary to section 138 (1) of the penal code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia as read with Act number 15 of 2005 and Act number 2 of 2011.

In his mitigation, Banda pleaded for maximum leniency saying he was a first offender and was remorseful of his actions.

And when passing judgement Judge Justice, Isaac Kamwendo, said the case Banda had committed was serious and sentenced him to 25 years imprisonment with hard labour.

via Diamond TV