In a bid to get a short jail term, a convicted criminal told the Blantyre first grade magistrate court that prison life cannot reform him.
Nonetheless, the Blantyre first grade magistrate court still sentenced the 25 year-old man to 14 years imprisonment, less than a month after he had completed another 8-year sentence.
The convict, Robert Nyirongo, was released from Chichiri Prison on 29 December last year after spending 8 years in prison following his conviction on charges of robbery with violence.
According to Prosecutor Moja Phiri, after getting out of prison, Nyirongo together with his colleagues attacked some men around Blantyre and went away with property worth K490,000.
In his ruling, principal resident magistrate Innocent Nebi sentenced Nyirongo to 14 years imprisonment arguing that the convict is a frequent offender.
Nyirongo hails from the area of Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe, in the northern region district of Rumphi.