High court judge Professor Redson Kapindu has sentenced a Pakistan national Zaeshan Jaral Raja to a 30 year jail term for defilement and another 20 years for abduction

The convict was appealing against an earlier sentence of a 16 year jail term by a lower court

Raja in 2017 abducted a girl child and defiled her repeatedly before hiding her in a fridge when her parents and police were looking for her after going missing

Newly promoted High court judge Agness Patemba while serving as a chief resident magistrate at Zomba registry sentenced him to 16 years but the convicted appealed at High court

Delivering his ruling on Friday Kapindu also ordered department of immigration to send him back to his home country Pakistan at the end of his custodial sentence.