By Bright Chikele:
A 20-YEAR-OLD man, who was sued for impregnating a young girl, had a rude shock of his life after the local court ordered her father to report a case of defilement to police because the girl was under the age of 16.
Appearing before Magistrate Abbishine Michelo sitting with Magistrates Esther Mulomba and Lewis Mumba at Kanyama Local Court was Waku Sisiku of Lusaka West who was sued by Mucity Phiri of the same area for deflowering and impregnating his daughter.
Phiri told the court that Sisiku impregnated his daughter who is 15 years old.
But before the matter could proceed, Magistrate Michelo asked the girl to confirm if she was 15 years old which she did.
It was at this point that the magistrate said the court could not continue with the civil case because the girl was under the age of 16, stating that she was a minor who was defiled.
He said that it was now a criminal offence and advised Phiri to report the matter to the Police.