The Mponela First Grade Magistrate Court has convicted and sentenced a 36-year-old man to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for insulting the modesty of a woman.
The court identified the man as Wilson Yohane from Njewa village in the area of Traditional Authority Njewa in Lilongwe District.
State prosecutor Assistant Superintendent Gladys Jentala told the court that on May 25,2020 the victim complained that she was at the Mponela Admarc Bus deport escorting her child to board a bus as he was going to Kasungu.
The suspect came as a passenger bus advertiser (Touter)and tried to stop the victim from boarding a bus that was in front to go but the complaint refused the will of the convict.
The convict and the complaint started quarrelling.
In the process, the convict started insulting the complainant.
Appearing before court, the convict pleaded guilty to the charge of insulting the modesty of a woman which contravenes section 173(3) of the penal code.
Passing sentence,First Grade Magistrate Anthony Banda describe the offence as serious in nature.
He therefore sentence the convict to 12 months imprisonment with labour as a warning to all touters who have the similar behaviour.
In a related development the Mponela First Grade Magistrate has also convicted and sentenced a 28-year-old Bressings Banda to 3 years imprisonment with hard labour for theft of a plasma screen.
The court through the state prosecutor Sub Inspector Mike Banda heard that on May 16,2020 the convict store a 32 Inches LG Black Plasma TV Screen valued at K250,000 from his blood related brother at Nambuma Trading Centre.
Appearing before court,the convict pleaded guilty to the charge of theft which contravenes section 278 of the penal code.
In his submission ,state prosecutor Banda asked the court to pass stiff punishment to the convict.
Passing sentence ,First Grade Magistrate Anthony Banda concurred with the state prosecutor and slapped the convict to 3 years imprisonment with hard labour.
Blessings Banda 28, hails from Khungwa village in the area of Traditional Authority Kayembe in Dowa District.