Mponela First Grade Magistrate has convicted and sentenced a 28-year-old Blessings Banda to 3 years imprisonment with hard labour for theft of a plasma screen.

The court through the state prosecutor Sub Inspector Mike Banda heard that on May 16, 2020 the convict store a 32 Inches LG Black Plasma TV Screen valued at K250,000 from his blood related brother at Nambuma Trading Centre.

Appearing before court,the convict pleaded guilty to the charge of theft which contravenes section 278 of the penal code.

In his submission ,state prosecutor Banda asked the court to pass stiff punishment to the convict.

Passing sentence, First Grade Magistrate Anthony Banda concurred with the state prosecutor and slapped the convict to 3 years imprisonment with hard labour.

Blessings Banda 28, hails from Khungwa village in the area of Traditional Authority Kayembe in Dowa District.

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