Maize thief jailed for 3 years

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A court in Ntchisi district has sentenced a 21 year-old man to three years imprisonment with hard labour for stealing maize.

The court heard that on 28 June this year the owner of the maize Noel Nyanda who is a businessman in Ntchisi was coming from Lilongwe where he went to offload his tobacco.

As he was driving towards his house, he saw a man carrying a bag of maize on his heard. Nyanda parked the car at his house, followed the man, and apprehended him.

crime (2)Upon questioning the thief, the convict revealed that he stole the bag of maize from Nyanda’s house.

The thief further told Nyanda that he has been stealing from him for some time and that in total he has stolen 17 bags of maize weighing 50Kg each plus one 50Kg bag of beans, all valued at K211,250.

The criminal was taken to police and when he appeared in court, he pleaded guilty to the charge of theft.

Considering the amount of bags involved, Her worship Dorothy Kalua sentenced the thief to three years in jail with hard labour.

The convict hails from Njuli village, Traditional Authority Kasakula in Ntchisi district.

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  1. objection mr Matanjwe……….so much as we appreciate the value maixe has at the current state ……….dat das not explain y there must b a variation in senteces…………billions of kwacha stolen as kaxinza is puttting it are also worth a scarce animal that have prompted the current sufferingf of malawians including me …..so i suppose such culprits too deserved stiffer punshments?…..any wae only if i was the presiding resdent margistrate ,,,,,un fortunately am not

  2. “your worship, at this moment maize is a precious commodity and if one has it he is deemed to to be wealth. Therefore stealing such a commodity is a serious offence as it puts the victim at a risk of dying of hunger. The accused person though being a first offender deserves a stiffer punishment to deter some would be offenders”

  3. Komaso Ma Judge Aku Malawi Alowa NEPOTSIM Kwambiri, This Ntchisi Kudge She Better Work In Her Home District And Lets See If Same Kind Of Sentence Will Be Applied Kwawoko. We Have A Bunch Of Such Painful And Nepotistic Judges in this country. Akufuna Anthu Apa Central Region Azingowolera Mundende Basi.

  4. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk eeeesh koma acashgate ali pheee n opha ma albino ….malawi kukonda kuthamangila kugamula timilandu tosadziwika bwino

  5. Munthu wosauka akaba ndi pompo-pompo judgement.Azanthu wolemelawa aku area 43,10,12,47,samaba koma amangoganizilidwa, ife a kwa Kauma,Mgona,Mtandire,Kawale ndi kwa Chisapo
    , ndiamene adzadzana ku Maula prison.Today prison is for poor people.

  6. Munthu wosauka akaba ndi pompo-pompo judgement.Azanthu wolemelawa aku area 43,10,12,47,samaba koma amangoganizilidwa, ife a kwa Kauma,Mgona,Mtandire,Kawale ndi kwa Chisapo
    , ndiamene adzadzana ku Maula prison.Today prison is for poor people.

  7. Malawi judges asa sazatheka akuti ena atengelepo phuzilo asabeso chimanga 3yrz wamabiliyon no charge bt akuti enaso atengelepo phunziloso aziba zambili ndalamazo.#kwa aphawi tilimumavuto tikaswa malamulo eish nyasaland wanwga adataya chilungamo.

  8. Malawi judges asa sazatheka akuti ena atengelepo phuzilo asabeso chimanga 3yrz wamabiliyon no charge bt akuti enaso atengelepo phunziloso aziba zambili ndalamazo.#kwa aphawi tilimumavuto tikaswa malamulo eish nyasaland wanwga adataya chilungamo.

  9. Kwa munthu okuba chimanga judgement siimachedwa koma kwa wakuba ma billion ma delay or mwinaso basi mwamukhulukila , I think it’s wise to steal billions

  10. look my fellow malawians,if you want to serve short jail sentence,just steal real cash not goods.steal chicken you’l given 2yrs,steal 1billion,you’l never even sleep in jail cell

  11. stealling 2bags of maize worth #26thousandKwacha 3years in prison with hard labour. while stealling millions/Billions of #taxpayers money @capital hill 5years imprisonment…….where is Justice????? Malawian courts!! ooooh lord igobwerani muzatitenge

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