Kitwe pastor pleads not guilty of defiling his daughter

By Staff Reporter

A Kitwe Pastor who allegedly defiled his biological daughter on return from overnight prayers has pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared before Kitwe magistrate Court yesterday.

In this matter, Alick Sinyenga Simbeye stood charged with defilement contrary to the laws of the republic of Zambia.

Taking plea before Kitwe Principal Resident Magistrate Chongo Musonda on Monday, Simbeye, a business man of house number 930 Buchi Township in Kitwe denied the charge.

Particulars of the offence were that on July 25, 2018, Simbeye had unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl below 16 years of age contrary to section 138 of the penal code act umber 15 of 2005.

Copperbelt police commissioner Charity Katanga announced then that the incident happened in the early hours of July 25 when the pastor parked his Toyota Spacio car on the side of the road and had sexual encounter with the victim but was caught by patrol police officers on duty.

Simbeye has been granted K10, 000 cash bail with two traceable working sureties that reside within Kitwe while the matter has been adjourned to August 20, 2018 for commencement of trial.