|Date||November 9, 201812:23 pm|
This is a case of defilement of a 7-year-old girl by a 57-year-old man. He pleaded not guilty, but at the end of the trial was found guilty, convicted and sentenced to 8 years’ imprisonment. Her appealed on grounds that there was no case to answer submission, as the Court failed to consider all the material evidence before it that cast doubt on the case of the prosecution, as well as the fact that the sentence was excessive. The appellate Court however upheld the verdict and dismissed the appeal.
In the High Court of Malawi Principal Registry, Criminal Division: Criminal Appeal No. 8 of 2018. Between: Davie Nyalapa vs the Republic