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33-old woman jailed for hitting her 8-year-old son’s genitals with iron rod over piece of chicken

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A 33-old woman has been jailed for assaulting her 8-year-old biological son over a piece of chicken at Misisi Township in Lusaka, Zambia.

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Lusaka magistrate Trevor Kasanda sentenced Jessy Banda to five years imprisonment on Friday, January 7, upon her own admission of guilt.

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Banda was charged with one count of assault on a child after she brutalized her son on December 26, 2021 by hitting him on his genitals with an iron bar.

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She admitted the charge and explained to court how she used an iron bar to hit her son on his private parts after he stole a piece of chicken. She said she had no authority to assault the child.

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According to the facts of the case, prosecutor Muleya Simuusa said Banda a day after Christmas used a sharp object to hit the boy and he sustained a deep wound on his spectrum.

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Simuusa said as the boy was crying, a good Samaritan came to his help and rushed him to hospital where he was attended to and a medical report was issued.

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He said a police officer from Kabwata Police Station only identified as detective inspector Munalula took up the matter and apprehended Banda who was at the time on the run.

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The prosecutor said Banda voluntarily and freely admitted the charge and the court convicted her upon her confirmation that the facts of the were true and correct.

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