A 27-year-old man from Kareng Village in the North West District has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stabbing and raping his former girlfriend.
Maun magistrate court heard that Oanaya Nthutang asked to see his ex-girlfriend at some wedding in the village on September 29, 2010 for a chat.
He is then said to have requested the woman to accompany him to his house where he stabbed her with something sharp on the thighs before raping her.
When passing the sentence Magistrate Clifford Foromo said about Nthutang:
“You then dragged her and when she overpowered you, you decided to stab her with a knife on the thigh and threatened to finish her off if she called for help.”
Nthutang is said to have raped her repeatedly until the following day.
The victim who was 22 years then is said to have shared her ordeal with a friend who called the police.
Police found a used condom in Nthutang’s house but he claimed he did not rape her.
He however failed to defend the stabbing charges.
In mitigation Nthutang said that he was the sole caretaker of his handicapped grandmother.
He pleaded that he should not be sent to jail because it would perpetuate their poverty.
Magistrate Foromo refused to temper justice with mercy and sent him away to jail for 10 years.
After sentencing his mother left court in haste as she struggled to contain her tears.