A 28-year old man has been convicted and sentenced to serve 10 months in Prison or buy his freedom for a price of K80,000 for using a wrong driving licence.
According to Dowa Police Public Relations Officer Richard Kaponda the man, Yakho Chauluka, was on 26 May, 2016 driving a motor vehicle registration number NN 1311 Isuzu using a licence that was not his. He was later involved in a minor road accident along Dowa-Chezi earth road.
The issue was reported at Chezi police unit and when he was asked by Traffic police officers to produce his driving licence, the convict produced the licence that was bearing the name of Hennock Frackson insted of his name.
The convict cheated the police that he was Hennock Frackson; later it was observed that the photo on the document was different from his face and when interviewed he said that he borrowed it from the owner.
The owner was called who identified the licence as his document, he further said that he lost the licence in March this year and reported the matter at Kanengo police station for help.
The first grade magistrate of Dowa court Amulani Phiri sentenced the man to a fine of K80,000 or in default serve a jail term of 10months with Hard labour as a lesson to other would be offenders.