ONE of the women accused of inserting a round bar in the privates of 17-year-old in Ndola fell ill as she and her co-accused appeared at the Ndola Magistrates Court yesterday.
The two are women are charged with Indecent Assault but pleaded not guilty.
Trial could not start as one of the accused woman fell ill before trial could commence.
The woman complained that she was vomiting and was feeling weak.
When the matter was called Jacqueline Nanyinza 27 and Catherine Mpamba 28 of Chipulukusu pleaded not guilty to two counts of indecent assault on female and Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm.
Nanyinza and Mpamba, who are both hair dressers are alleged to have jointly and willfully assaulted and indecently assaulted a 17 year old female juvenile.
It is alleged that the duo enticed the victim to accompany them to Catherine’s house where she would be given some wigs to plait her hair.
It was at Catherine’s home that the two women beat the vitim, undressed and photographed the victim naked.
The two women are also alleged to have inserted a metal bar into the victim’s vagina and scorned her.
When the matter came up before Principal Resident Magistrate Obbister Musukwa the duo pleaded not guilty.
Later when trial was called, a lawyer representing the two Kenneth Tembo informed court that one of his client, Jacqueline was unwell and unable to stand trial.
Tembo applied to have the matter adjourned to a later date to allow his client access medical care.
“My client is not well, she was vomiting so our humble application is to adjourn the matter to the nearest date which is Monday. We hope the accused is exposed to medical care,” Tembo said.
But State Prosecutor, Crispin Mukubanda who did not oppose to the application said the State hoped the ailment was not a trick to delay trial.
Magistrate Musukwa then adjourned the matter to Monday for commencement of trial.
He also ordered the police to take Jacqueline to have medical examinations.
Four witness have been lined up to testify in the matter.