Ex-MDF soldier, three other criminals locked up for 15 years

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A court in Lilongwe has sentenced four people including a former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier to 15 years in prison for stealing from a Chipiku shop.

The four were also sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for stealing a phone but the second sentence will run concurrently with the first.

The Lilongwe Principal Resident Magistrate court heard that the four: Noel Kabango who is ex-MDF soldier, Jafali Bashili, Lyton Nangomba and Nickson Harold Banda attacked Nkhoma Chipiku Shop in Lilongwe.

State prosecutor Levison Mangani told the court that on the day of the robbery, the four thieves entered the Chipiku shop as branch manager and his staff were about to knock off from duty.

The criminals claimed to be Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) officials and demanded that the manager present to them MRA receipts.  To make the manager and his team believe them, they produced MRA identity cards.

arrested“When the manager gave them access, they immediately closed the door and demanded that everyone should lie down. When the manager showed some resistance, Noel Kabango produced a rifle and shot him on both thighs.

“They looked for the cash chest but they failed to open it because the other keys were with G4S security guard,” Mangani told the court.

After seeing that there was resistance, the criminals fled the scene with a dozen of Protex soap and a Blackberry phone belonging to Mayamiko Sankhani.

The robbers fled to Area 23 in the city but police later arrested them and impounded the vehicle which they were using.

When the matter was brought to court, they all pleaded guilty and were convicted on two counts of armed robbery.

The four were slapped with 15 years for the first count of armed robbery and 11 years for the second count of robbing the Blackberry curve.

Principal Resident Magistrate Chilunga Chirwa stated that he imposed a stiff sentence because the victim sustained serious injuries and will live with the resultant disability for the rest of his life.

Noel Kabango hails from Mbwindi village, Traditional Authority Njombwa in Kasungu district, Jafali Bashili comes from Mnjini village, Traditional Authority Tambala in Dedza district, the third suspect Lyton Nangomba hails from Jailosi Kaliati village, Traditional Authority Chikowi in Zomba district while the last suspect Nickson Harold Banda comes from Mtupanyama village, Traditional Authority Likoswe in Chiradzulu district.

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  1. Bola mukuti 100 thousand azanu akulandira 20000 kma sakuba musasekerere khalidwe lopusa,sixasalary apa,ndimtima gang’azi ndi gang’axi olo atampatsa million pa mwexi aba basi

  2. kkkkkk usilikali inali ntchito,pamene kuba ndi khalidwe,all the best ukachezeko ndi mbava za experience kuti ukazatuluka uzapitilize pomwe unasiyila

  3. kkkkkk usilikali inali ntchito,pamene kuba ndi khalidwe,all the best ukachezeko ndi mbava za experience kuti ukazatuluka uzapitilize pomwe unasiyila

  4. He’s Not Ex, Amango Bisa Ncholinga Ndalama Alandile, Komaso Afute Mbiri Ya Usilikali, Soon Out That Guy, Ena Early This Year Prison Award 5, Anakathyola Kwa Bussines Man Pano Akugwila. Wa Prison Uja Anapha Ana Awiri Pa 23 April, Pano Apita Ndi Mamita Ambiri Mbiri At Anali Wopuma Pamene Sikulo Anali Mu Uniform.

  5. Ex-soldier Ndiyekut Chan? Msitikali Wa MDF Adaba Akhale Ex- Poti Waba? Nthawi Yomwe Amabayo Adali Akadali Soldier Wachotsedwa Atadziwika Kut Ndi Mbava

  6. People are turning into crime because of government salary 100 thousand utani naye abale but everyday carrying Guns / dressing Overall / shouting heeeewuuudoooh Arms kkkkk for nothing I support every Police / army who is doing crime psychologically you are prisoners

    • Faulty reasoning…there’s no excuse in stealing. There are people out there who receive k30,000 per month but they are not thieves. Moreover u must go back to school to learn maths coz R1200 is not K100,000. Kaya wamva garden boy? Osamazitenga ngati dolo pa gulu. Some malawians are working monday to sunday in joburg receiving R350 per week achotse ya lend pompo. Nde zikusiyanapo chani ndi wina akukhala nyumba ya boma ndipo ali mdziko lakwawo. Sayenda cheu-cheu akulandira 100pin per month.

    • Clavel mboli yako iwe wamva. Sa†ana iwe hw can u suppor† crime. . . Udzaziona aise kwanu ku†abwera 40 armed-robberz. Nkupanga rape ur mo†he nd sis†az ukuona

    • I’m proud Garden boy Yes but I’m not stupid like you I like people like you , if you are real man use your real name on fb coward # See More Stories

    • Thats my real name dude… calling me stupid ll not remove your stupidity. U call me acoward because u dont know me. After all truth hurts. We are tired wth criminals here nde wina azikalimbikitsa umbava ndi umbanda pali nzeru? Ngati salary yachepa ndibwino kusiya ntchito kukapeza ina ya ndlama zambiri if u are qualified

    • In Malawi we don’t have See More Stories For you to know I don’t fear ndine Clavel Ortiz Dapalapa Mhango ndiwe opusa ngati chiyankhulo chakwanu

    • My point is clear I said people are turning into crime because of the government so If you was a wise man ukanaziwa why I said that : people have no option to find jobs etc you quote me wrong and be careful we born different in world

    • C MO STOREZ AND CLAVEL…….MAY YOU PLIZ GO BACK TO THE SUBJECT…….OFF TRACK GUYS…THIS IS NATIONAL NOT PERSONAL KKKKKKKK

    • Hahahaha u are such afunny guy. Criminals are criminals no matter what cause them to do crime. Your thinking capacity is very poor thats why u r defending criminals may be u r one of them. Let me warn u… your days are numbered if u r athief. So if u dont find ajob u must steal? Are u insane?

    • Trying to threatening me ll not solve this problem. U must apologise for defending criminals. Do u know how many people receive alittle per month as their salary? If those people starting stealing as u said, do u have any idea how dangerous the world could have been? We must use brain when thinking not stomach

    • You are saying this you have food and feed your family brother but just reason the life standard of our police and army then compare with you inner heart what they receive and the big job they do Zikulinga zinthu ziwirizo? ???

      One day go to the court you will find out 70% of the people comit crimes because they don’t have where to start or jobless

    • My point is clear Government to be blamed , we have everything in Malawi eg with our lake Malawi can be world food producer why not opening the farms like other countries. You can see Zambia is stable now since Big farmers from Zim started farming there. They don’t depend on Copper as they used to be,

    • Acriminal is acriminal no matter what. Osanamiza anthu apa…bwanji anthu ena ogwira ntchito ku bank amaba? U mean salary zawo zochepa? Stop blaming govt on everything. People steal because they are thieves not becoz they have receive not enough money.

  7. I truly agree with Chimwemwe these x soldiers and x police as well as the x gards are the ones stealing with guns, so thy deserve that punishment I cant believe up to steal blackberry curve yooo

  8. Umboni nd umenewo, mbamva zoopsa zikuvutitsa mmalaw munoz nd asilikali omwewa, apolice mk@, apolice ena aja asowetsa mfuti kumzuzu aja, muganiza kt mfutiyo afuna azkaitan? Umbamva bas, akakhala asilikaliwo nde sindkudabwaso coz sapta kunkhondo mpaka kumakalamba, ndie aztan? Umbamva, kuchinda akaz aeni, kukwata mahule,uchdakwa bas masku mkumapta,umbon nduwo ot akungolemba ana awo okhaokha, ndie akakumana ndbwana wankhaza eeee nd awa akumabawa, tilira ndthu, malaw alipamoto.

  9. Umboni nd umenewo, mbamva zoopsa zikuvutitsa mmalaw munoz nd asilikali omwewa, apolice mk@, apolice ena aja asowetsa mfuti kumzuzu aja, muganiza kt mfutiyo afuna azkaitan? Umbamva bas, akakhala asilikaliwo nde sindkudabwaso coz sapta kunkhondo mpaka kumakalamba, ndie aztan? Umbamva, kuchinda akaz aeni, uchdakwa bas masku mkumapta,umbon nduwo ot akungolemba ana awo okhaokha, ndie akakumana ndbwana wankhaza eeee nd awa akumabawa, tilira ndthu, malaw alipamoto.