Mzuzu Senior Resident Magistrate Court has slapped libidinous George Phiri with 15 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for defiling underaged girl.
Reports indicate that the girl’s aunt went to attend funeral and left her with Phiri who thought of satisfying his sexual desires on the victim during the night of February 15, 2017.
Upon return, the aunt heard of had occurred from the victim and reported to police who arrested Phiri.
According to Mzuzu Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer Cecilia Mfune, witnesses and medical evidence showed that the defilement took place.
State Prosecutor Sergeant Felix Senzani asked the court for stiffer punishment to Phiri who pleaded not guilty during the proceedings.
Giving his judgement, Senior Resident Magistrate Brian Sambo expressed that such cases are abominable and need deserving punishment hence the 15 years with IHL.
George Phiri hails from Chiphazi Village, T/A Kawinga in Machinga District.