Chamba farmer gets 30 months in jail

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Ntcheu third grade magistrate court has sentenced a man aged 48 to 30 months in prison for cultivating cannabis sativa commonly known as Chamba in his field.

Ntcheu police spokesperson Hastings Chigalu said the court heard that police officers who were on residential rural patrols during the whole festive season at Piliwiza village in Traditional Authority Ganya arrested the man, Mphekesela Daniel,  on January 02, 2018 after receiving a tip about a field of the illicit drug that Daniel had.

According to Chigalu, police officers led by the convict toured the garden where a total of 129 trees of not less than three meters high each were uprooted.

“The drug which weighed over 48 kilograms, was sent to Chitedze Research Station for examination where it was confirmed that indeed it is Cannabis Sativa,” said Chigalu.

In court Daniel pleaded guilty to the offence of cultivating cannabis sativa which contravenes Regulation 6A as read with section 19 of Dangerous Drugs Act.

In mitigation, the 48 year old prayed for leniency as he is a family man who looks after his ten children and that his wife is pregnant.

In passing judgement, Ntcheu 3rd grade magistrate Steven Msamati quashed the mitigating factors.

He said family responsibilities pre-exist before the committing of an offence hence the slapping of 30 months imprisonment with hard labour without the option of a fine.

Mphekesela Daniel hails from Piliwiza village, Traditional Authority Ganya in Ntcheu.

 

 

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36 Comments

  1. Mmmmmm nanga aja anaba ndalama aja munalamula zaka zingati uyu amafuna apeze ndalama mesa paja munati boma linavomeleza kulima komaso kugulitsa mumasangalala tikamaba eti

  2. Other countries are now legalising it you busy convicting individuals for cultivating it bad for business and economy of this country wake up act fast before more countries have decided to…..

  3. This is unfair, people are making money with this dziko lake lomwelino koma osawagwila. Ambuye akukhululukileni a Police inu plus okutsinani khutuwo!!!

  4. bwanji simumamuzenga mulandu mulungu yemwe analenga zomela ndivula ..iye analima ndikuzala mulungu ndikugwetsa mvula .. ndkumalima molimbika cause of chamba… nanga bwanji simunamumange ogulitsa mowa? ena akamwa ndikulezela amazikozela maliseche kunja… abenso pamenepo. bwanji simunapeleke chilenso kwa owenga mowa.. musiyeni munthu alibe mulandu ndimunthu sanabe, sanaphe ndipo sanatukwane

  5. Kkkkkkkkkk amagwidwa ndi ophuzilira,osasandutsa khobwe bwanji? Achibale ake angondibweletsera msatsi yogonela, tchetche yomwe idafela pa chisa cha kangaude ndi chisacho mwamsanga.

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