Mwanza First Grade Magistrate Court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced a 33 year old man for stealing a two year old baby.

Mwanza Police Spokesperson, Edwin Kaunda told Malawi News Agency (MANA) on Thursday that on February 15, 2018, Misheck Bernardo stole the baby from her mother (Alice Jailosi)’s house.

“The baby was playing with her friends outside her house when Bernardo took her, saying he was going to buy biscuits for her.

“It is people from Kasuza Village who apprehended Bernardo on the same day the baby was reported stolen,” explained Kaunda.

The police spokesperson further explained that the accused appeared before the court on 19th February, 2018 and pleaded not guilty to the charge which is contrary to Section 167 of the Penal Code.

However, Mwanza Police, through Sub Inspector Joshua Chirambo summoned four witnesses who testified against Bernado.

Based on the rendered evidence, the court found Bernardo guilty of the charge which forced Magistrate Ranwell Mangazi to pass the 15 month jail sentence.

Misheck Bernardo comes from Kasuza Village in Tradition Authority Nthache in Mwanza District.

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