Court orders man who slept with ‘mad woman’ to marry her or be jailed for 10 years

A Zambian court has sentenced a man to 10 years imprisonment for sleeping with a mentally challenged woman four years ago.

Edwin Sakala, was arrested in March 2019 after residents exposed him for having carnal knowledge of a mentally ill woman in Masala.

Eyewitnesses had revealed that the man, who was 29 years at the time used to drag the woman into his apartment every night to have sex with her and then bring her out early in the morning.

A source told Zambian eagle; “the man has been dragging her into his apartment late nights and bring her out early mornings.”

Sakala met his Waterloo after neighbours who had been suspecting him paid more attention to his movements, and then caught him in the act.

Masala police arraigned him in court and after 4 years of the case lingering, a judge found him guilty and convicted Sakala.

But the convict was given an option of marrying the mentally challenged woman.

In other news, an Enugu Magistrate court has reportedly awarded the sum of N150,000 in damages to a man in his suit against a lady who dishonoured an agreement.

The woman had received N3,000 from him as transport fare on the premise that she will visit him, but she failed to show up.

He then dragged her to court for obtaining money under false pretenses and she was ordered by the chief magistrate to pay him N150k. The petitioner told the court that after he sent her the money, she switched off her phone.

The case was shared by a lawyer known on Twitter as @egi_nupe, who said the magistrate awarded damages against the lady to serve as a deterrent.

He wrote; “A court in Enugu has reportedly set a good precedent by awarding damages of 150k against a lady. She was given 3k as transport fare to visit a guy and after collecting the money, she switched off her phone and refused to visit him. Infuriated by her action, he reported and sued her for deceit.

In the judgement, the magistrate held that the lady’s action was deceitful and awarded the sum of 150k against her to serve as deterrence to others with such deceitful behavior.”