A 14 YEAR OLD grade nine pupil of Chitukuko Primary School in Lusaka’s Mtendere Compounds has been slapped with K7,000 fee for impregnating a teenage girl.
The boy who denied responsibility however told court that he only slept with the girl in question once.
This is a case in which the juvenile, of Mtendere East was appearing before Chelstone Senior Local Court Magistrate Charity Milambo in a matter after he was sued by Davis Chishala,55, of the same area.
Chishala sued the boy on allegation that he impregnated his granddaughter in December last year.
The complainant told court that it was his wife who discovered that her granddaughter was pregnant.
“I tried to ask who was responsible for the pregnancy and I told that it was a boy who happened to be her classmate. I was disappointed,” he said.
He said they had been meeting with both families on several occasions but the boy still refused responsibility and suggested to go for a DNA test.
The girl, also from Mtendere East, testified that the boy was not her boyfriend but a mere friend of hers.
“It was on the 2nd of February, 2018 when I was at school and the boy came with his friend known as James and told me to escort them to his uncle’s place of which I agreed,” she said
She further said that on reaching James’ place, the boy dragged her inside the house where they had sex.
“This happened in October, 2018 not June like he is saying. And he is the first person I slept with,” she told court.
In defence, the boy accepted having had sex with the girl and only did so once in June and not in October.
“I slept with her in June, 2018 and what happened afterwards I don’t know, no wonder I am refusing that the pregnancy could be mine,” he said
In submission, Chishala told court that the boy should compensate him with K20, 000 .
The court however reduced the amount to K7,000, with first instalment of K2,000 effective March 19 and K300 monthly instalments thereafter.