CHIPATA HIGH COURT THROWS BACK JUVENILE CASE TO SUBORDINATE COURT
CHIPATA High Court has referred back a case involving a juvenile to the subordinate to be tried from there following an application by the State.
This is in a case where a 17-year-old juvenile came into conflict with the law by jointly committing an offence with an adult person in Nyimba district, Eastern Province.
ZANIS reports that Senior State Advocate Nchimunya Munkombwe made an application before Justice Mercy Makubalo, when the matter came up for plea, because the juvenile’s co-accused escaped from the correctional facility.
“My Lady we were informed by authorities from the correctional facility that the co-accused escaped from the correctional facility and we are of the view that the case be referred back to the subordinate court so that the accused is tried from there,” Mr Munkombwe said.
Particulars of the offence are that, the two, jointly and whilst acting together, did steal from a Volvo Truck, registration number ABR 6809, an Infinix mobile phone from a person, valued at K3,000 in Nyimba district in Eastern Province.
Meanwhile, three people have appeared in court charged with murder and rape, offences committed in separate incidences.
Before Justice Makubalo, were Rodwell Hara and Liyaniso Hara charged with two counts of murder and rape and Kangeke Phiri also charged with murder and rape.
Particulars of the offence are that Rodwell and Liyaniso, in the first count, on December 22, 2022 in Lundazi District, jointly and whilst acting together, did rape Tibakomole Chirwa contrary to the laws of Zambia and in the second count, the two murdered the victim after raping her contrary to the laws of Zambia.
The other particulars of the offence are that on September 13, 2022, Kangeke Phiri jointly and whilst acting together with an unknown person in Sinda District, robbed Vakachani Phiri of one motorbike, a television set and cash, all amounting to K 43,140 contrary to the laws of Zambia.
On the same day, the accused jointly and whilst acting together with an unknown person, had carnal knowledge of Elezedi Phiri contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Both cases have been adjourned to 15th and 17th January, 2024 for commencement of trial after all the suspects denied the charges.