Limbe Second grade magistrate court has sentenced a 23-year-old man to two and a half years in prison for stealing K18 thousand and two phones.
Limbe Malawi Police Deputy public relations officer Widson Nhlane identified the convict as Witness Paul who committed the offence on June 12 in the city of Blantyre.
“He violently robbed a man of two cell phones and money amounting to K18,000 at BCA Hill in the city of Blantyre,” he explained.
After investigations police managed to arrest Witness Paul.
In court, Paul denied the charge of robbery but state prosecutor Sub-inspector Nachuma proved beyond reasonable doubt and the thief was found guilty.
The presiding magistrate Khobiri slapped him with a 30 month custodial sentence to act as a deterrent to would be offenders and thereby curb crime across Malawi.
Paul comes from Kilaliki One village in the area of Traditional Authority Mlumbe in Zomba.