Senior Resident Magistrate Court in Limbe sentenced two men to 9 years imprisonment with hard labour for robbing a police officer based at Limbe Police Station.
The two are George Size and Patrick Mteketa both aged 18.
According to Deputy Public Relations officer for Limbe police Patrick Mussah this occurred on July 30, 2017 at around 6pm as the police officer was coming from Limbe Shops going to Manje bus depot in Limbe market.
Mussa said that as the victim was passing through some shops he met six criminals who robbed him of his laptop bag containing things like driving licence, ATM cards and other items worth K245,000.
They also stabbed him on his left hand with a sharp object.
Investigations led to the arrest of the two who were charged with Robbery with Violence Contrary to Section 301(2) of the penal code.
In court, both Size and Mteketa pleaded guilty and asked for leniency saying that they are first offenders and bread winners for their families.
When passing judgement, Senior Residence Magistrate Court Thoko Soko sentenced the two to 9 years IHL for Robbery with violence.
George Size hails from Maida village in Traditional Authority Mabuka and Patrick Mteketa comes from Nalikata village in Traditional Authority Mkando both from Mulanje district.