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Mpongwe woman, 20, Violated in her own home

A 20-year-old woman from the Copperbelt’s Mpongwe district was awakened by a guy who later Violated her in front of her 1-year-6-month-old child as she was in her own home, turning the dreamiest dawn slumber into a nightmare.

Around 4:00 a.m., Jeremiah Nkomo, 28, broke into his victim’s home and assaulted her while her husband was out in the jungle gathering charcoal.

According to Copperbelt Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba, the event happened yesterday at or about 4:00.k

“Brief facts are that on Friday around 22:00 hours, the victim had securely locked the door to her house and went to sleep with her one year six months old baby. On Saturday, January 7th, this year around 04:00 hours, she heard some noise in the house and woke up. She discovered that it was the suspect in the house. She held her cell phone with a torch light on and asked him who he was and what he was doing in her house. The suspect did not respond. Later, the suspect held her by the neck, removed the beddings and got on top of her. He pulled her dress up as she was not wearing underwear. He spread her legs apart and started having unlawful carnal knowledge of her,” he said.

Mr. Mweemba stated that the victim claimed that when the defendant had finished, he pulled up his torn pants and threatened to harm her because he was afraid she might tell others that he had v8iolated her.

wwww“The victim got scared and started pleading with him not to kill her, of which he assured her that he would not kill her. She asked him to sleep nicely on the bed so that she can find a way to escape with her baby. The suspect became relaxed with that assurance and they slept on the bed. She asked him how he entered the house and told her he entered through the window after removing the bricks and later opened the door so that he can escape easily if anything happened,” he said.

He said the victim’s baby started crying and so she told the suspect that the baby was hungry and needed food.

“The suspect went outside and got a ripe mango and went back into the house. He then started checking through the bag of the victim’s husband which contained damaged cellphones. The victim’s husband was out in the bush for to collect charcoal. It was at that point the victim got the baby and quickly ran outside and went to her brother in-laws house and explained to him of what had happened to her,” he said.

r Mweemba further explained when they returned home, the suspect had run away, but was later apprehended.


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