Magistrate court refers Ngomwa rape case to High Court

The Chief resident magistrate court in Blantyre has referred to the High Court, a case involving Andrew Ngomwa, former chief commercial officer for the Medical Aid Society of Malawi for sentencing.

Ngomwa was convicted on three accounts of rape, defilement and indecent practices in January this year.

Since then, the state has been praying for case to be committed to the high court which can give a stiffer punishment.

Today, in his ruling, Chief Resident Magistrate Jean Kayira agreed with the state for the case to be referred to the high court.

Kayira has also ruled that the convict should remain on remand.

Reacting to the ruling, Gift Nsume Senior state advocate said they are happy that the case has been referred to the high court for sentencing where they believe a stiffer custodial sentence will be made.

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