Nine years in jail for theft

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The Ntchisi Second Grade Magistrate’s Court has sentenced Chikumbutso Salangwa Kadyaumagona, 18, to nine years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) for burglary and theft.

The court heard that Kadyaumagona on April 4 2016 broke into a house of Biliati Jombo at Sandwe Village in Ntchisi where he stole a solar
panel valued at K85 000.

CourtThe court further heard that upon stealing the solar panel, the convict went to Kandaya Village where he exchanged it with a pig and a small solar panel.

The convict pleaded guilty to the charge of burglary and theft contrary to Section 309 and 278 of the Penal Code respectively.

The convict has been sentenced to nine years for burglary and 15 months for theft and the sentences will run concurrently.

In his ruling, Second Grade Magistrate Young Ng’oma said he meted out the sentence to deter would be offenders.

The convict comes from Sandwe Village, Traditional Authority Malenga in Ntchisi.

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7 Comments

  1. What i don’t understand is that if you sentenced a thief what do you do with the owner of properties?You go & correct the stuffs and give to the owner?

  2. before i go far…. kugwililila mwana nd kuba mk85,000 choopsa nchiti.??? za umbuli boma lamalawi gwilitsan ntchito malamuro osakonda ziphuphu…… komaso mugwileso aja athyola nyumba ya JB ku nkhataby

  3. MULANDU OGWIRIRA MWANA WA ZAKA 10 2 YEARS KU NDENDE OTCHOLA NDIKUBA MK85 THOUSAND 9 YARES ANDI 15 MONTHS.!!!!!!!!!! NDICHIYANI CHIMENECHI?????

    MWINA NDINE MBULI MALAMULO SINDIMAWADZIWA.

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