By Paul Nsomba
CHIKWAWA-(MaraviPost)-The first grade Magistrate court in Chikwawa on Wednesday, June 3 2020 sentenced Goodson Bandecha to serve 11 years jail term for Defilement.
Court heard through the prosecutor Sergeant Emmanuel Namarwa that Bandecha who is an African doctor on April 12, 2020 was invited to treat a girls of Lawrence Chandendema who was suffering from abdominal pain.
Bandecha agreed to do the assignment where he adivised the Father of the girls that he wanted to treat the girls one after another in the house.
In the course of his duty he came to one girl who is 13 years old and ordered her to take off her clothes and lie on the mat then he defiled her.
In the court Bandecha was pleaded not guilty which prompted the state to parade five witnesses who testified against him.
Sergeant Namarwa prayed for harsh custodial sentence sighting that the Defilement crimes are high in the District. Namarwa added to narrate that the convict was well planned to commit the offence.
In his mitigation Bandecha asked court to give him leniency sentence saying that he has a family which depend on him.
The first grade Magistrate Gladstone Chilundu concurred with the state and ordered Bandecha to spend 11 years behind bars.
Goodson Bandecha 44 hails from Wizalamu Village under Traditional Authority Mphuka In Thyolo District.