Man Sentenced To Prison In Malawi Following Rape On An 80-Year-Old.


Biwi Ephraim a 54-year-old man has been jailed for sexually assaulting an 80-year-old woman in Dowa, Malawi.

The Dowa Police Public Relation Officer, Richard Kaponda, said the incident happened when the victim was coming back from Chiponda village where she went to drink beer.

He said the court heard that the suspect followed the victim as she left the bar on her way back home and dragged her to a nearby bush where he sexually abused her.

After four people testified against him and a medical report from Mvera Mission hospital revealed that the woman was indeed raped, he was arrested.

Appearing before the court, Ephraim pleaded with the court to forgive him saying he has a wife and seven children and that he was old.

But Magistrate Emulani Phiri who presided over the case sentenced him to  two and half years imprisonment with hard labour, as he had ‘specifically targeted a vulnerable victim’ due to the fact that she was drunk.

Source: Nyasa Times




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