Man denies rape charge

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

A man has pleaded not guilty to rape charge yesterday.

His case was adjourned for June 5 for a preliminary inquiry.

Allegations said the accused was using his finger to sexually harass a female early this year.

The matter was reported to police and the accused was arrested and placed in custody to face court.

Daniel Kwalai of the Public Solicitor’s office who represents the accused after his client entered a not guilty indicated to the court that a short form preliminary inquiry will be conducted on the case.

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The court then adjourned the case to June 5 for the SFPI.

On another separate case of sexual offence the accused is still without a lawyer and the court made directions for Mr Kwalai to follow up with his practice manager on the allocation of cases.

The accused told court yesterday that he had already sent ‘plenty’ of requests to the PSO but has received no response.

The accused is charged for raping a female with disability.

Meanwhile, prosecution also told the court that investigation in relation to the case is still ongoing.

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