DOWA – A 27-year-old man in Dowa has been convicted and sentenced to 2 years imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a motorcycle contrary to Section 282 of the Penal Code.

Accordig to Sub Inspector Gladson M’bumpha, Dowa Police Public Relations Officer State prosecutor told court that the convict Philemon Layford stole a motorcycle valued at K500 000 belonging to Pilirani Liyoti on July 14, 2020 at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in the district.

“The convict pleaded guilty to a charge of theft of a motorcycle after the state paraded three witnesses.
In her submission, state prosecutor Sub Inspector Triza Kalonjere asked the court to met out a stiff penalty to the offender, adding that the offence is serious in nature.” Said M’bumpha

Concurring with the state’s submission, First Grade Magistrate Amran Phiri sentenced the convict to 2 years imprisonment with hard labour to serve as a warning to others with similar intentions, indicated M’bumpha

Philemon Layford comes from Nyundo Village in the area of Traditional Authority Msakambewa in Dowa District.


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