Boy, 16, denies aggravated robbery, rape charges

 

By JUSTINA MULENGA

A BOY, aged 16 of Libala South in Lusaka yesterday denied two counts of aggravated robbery, and rape contrary to the laws of Zambia.

The boy appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates court and took plea before magistrate Albert Mwaba.

He is alleged to have acted together with another man who has since committed suicide by taking a poisonous substance.

It is alleged that the two tied, beat and raped a 25-year-old woman who sustained multiple cuts on the neck and chest.

In count one, particulars are that on December 22,  2017, the juvenile whilst armed with a knife stole a Microsoft Lumia cellphone valued at K7, 500 the property of the victim and or immediately before or after did use or threaten to use actual violence to the said person in order to obtain or retain the property or overcome resistance from it being stolen.

In count two, the accused on December 22, 2017 with others unknown had unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim.

The third count was substituted from the indictment as it is a matter to be tried by the High Court.

The juvenile will be appearing for mention until instructions from the DPP are issued for his committal to the High Court.

Meanwhile, a 10-year-old boy of Nakushowa farm in Lusaka west pleaded not guilty to one count of breaking into a building and stealing a parrot worth K4, 000 the property of Exotic Farm.

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