A twenty- six year-old inmate of Katete Correctional Centre has been sent to 18 years imprisonment with hard labour by the Chipata High Court for sodomy.
Appearing before Judge Petronella Ngulube was Saulos Phiri who was convicted for sodomy contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence were that on April 15, 2015, the accused had carnal knowledge of Anthony Ziko, a fellow inmate against the order of nature.
During mitigation, the accused pleaded with the court to exercise leniency on him.
Passing ruling, Ms. Justice Ngulube said that she had heard what was in the mitigation and sentenced the accused to 18 years imprisonment with hard labour for sodomy.
Ms. Justice Ngulube also sentenced Samson Sakala 40, a farmer of Chief Kalindawalo in Petauke District to 18 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling his own twelve years old daughter.
Particulars of the offence were that on April 15, last year, Sakala followed his daughter in the bush and had canal knowledge of the minor.
Meanwhile, Peter Banda 40 of Chiwele village in Paramount Chief Mpezeni’s area in Chipata was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour for arson contrary to the Laws of Zambia.