A 31-YEAR-OLD nurse of Kitwe has allegedly been raped by her workmate, a clinical officer while on duty.
It is alleged that incident happened at Care well private clinic in Nkana East while the victim was working when a clinical officer identified as Mathew Fwalanga took advantage of her.
Copperbelt Deputy Commissioner of Police Bothwell Namuswa has confirmed the incident in an interview.
Mr Namuswa said the suspect remained behind to study after he knocked off from work.
He said the victim asked to use the suspect’s phone but as she returned it, Fwalanga grabbed her hand and twisted her right hand from behind, pulled her into the ward.
Mr Namuswa said Fwalanga then forced her to bend down and pulled down her uniform trousers and pant and then penetrated her.
“It is alleged that the nurse asked for help from the suspect to phone the security guard so that she can send him to buy food. It was at this point that the clinical officer took advantage of the victim knowing that they were only two in the clinic and raped her,” Mr Namuswa said.
He said attempts by the victim to shout for help did not yield any results as there was no one at the clinic.
The deputy provincial police commissioner said after he finished raping her, the suspect left the health institution and is currently on the run.
“We have launched a manhunt to bring the suspect to book while the victim has been taken into hospital for medical examination and treatment after she complained of abdominal pains, “he said.
This comes barely days when Zambia is commemorating 16 days of gender activism to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.
Luanshya cop accused of raping a woman at the police inquiry’s office acquitted
A POLICE officer of Luanshya has been acquitted for raping a woman at the inquiry’s office, after the court ruled that the sex was consensual.
Dominic Miyoba, 52 was charged with two counts of rape and abuse of authority of office.
It was alleged that Miyoba, on March 22 last year, willfully and lawfully had carnal knowledge of a 20 year old woman without her consent.
In the second, Miyoba being a person employed by the Ministry of Home Affairs ,as a police officer, abused his office.
He pleaded not guilty to the first count, in which he was found guilty by the Luanshya magistrate court while the second count was withdrawn by the State.
And when the matter came up this morning before Ndola High Court judge, Mary Mulanda, The court established that Miyoba had carnal knowledge with the woman at the inquiry’s office.
Judge Mulanda however was not satisfied that the sexual activity was not consensual.
” I am of the view that she appreciated the nature of the act she was doing.On the totality of evidence, I find that lack of consent was not proved by the prosecution.
In the circumstances, I am not satisfied that the State have proved the case beyond reasonable doubt. I therefore acquit and quash the conviction of rape,” Judge Mulanda said.
And during trial, in the magistrate’s court, the court heard that Miyoba was found having sex with the woman by another police officer.
In his defence, Miyoba denied having sex with the woman.
And the woman told court that Miyoba forced her to have sex and threatened to beat her if she refused.