TWO men who took turns in defiling a 13-year-old girl of Lusaka’s Makeni Konga area and left her pregnant yesterday told court that they did not know the girl’s age, but they had a sexual encounter with her because she looked sexually matured.
This is in a case in which Gift Likezo, 30, and Shadreck Banda, 28, both of the same area are alleged to have had unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 16 without her consent.
Likezo and Banda admitted defiling the girl and said they did not determine her age because she looked older and fit for ‘’human consuption.’’
Despite Likezo and Banda admiting the charge the court recorded a plea of not guilty because when someone admits the charge ignorance should also be admitted.
This was after Likezo told the court that he did not aske the girl her age but that he took advantage of her because her physical appearance made her look older than her real age.
And Banda said she knew the girl very well and thought she was older than 17 because she handled herself maturely
Particulars of the offence are that,on April 1 and August 30,2014, Likezo and Banda on had unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 16 without her consent.
Magistrate Wendy Chibesakunda set December 14 for a commencemnet of trial. Likezo and Banda were remanded in custody.