Chikwawa first grade magistrate’s court on May 20, 2021 sentenced Ndaona Khaula, 21, to 48 months in prison for house breaking and theft which contravenes Section 309(A) of the Penal code.
The court heard through prosecutor Sub Inspector Danford Otala that on April 30, 2021 at Sadulo village Khaula broke into a house of a certain person and went away with 2 LG DVD players, 4 dresses, Vodafone smart phone,10 plates, two pairs of trousers, powdered soap all valued to K200,000.
In court Khaula pleaded guilty to both counts.
In his submission state prosecutor Otala prayed for a stiffer sentence to Khaula since he is not a first offender and that a stiffer sentence would deter other would-be offenders.
In his mitigation Khaula asked the court for a lenient sentence since he has a wife and two children to look after.
When passing sentence First grade magistrate Joram Zebron concurred with the state and sentenced the convict to 48 months imprisonment with hard labour for house breaking and 15 months for theft all sentences to run concurrently.
Khaula, 21, hails from Sekeni village Traditional Authority Lundu in Chikwawa District.