This in a matter Emmanuel Chisha was charged with one count of theft contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence were that on August 22, 2018, Chisha, while acting with other persons unknown, broke into Kang’ombe’s house and stole a television set, a DVD player and two Laptops, all valued at K 31,000.
Chisha was initially jointly charged with Webby Mupeta who has escaped the sentence for lack of evidence connecting him directly to the offence.
When the matter came up for judgment before magistrate Dominic Lesa, it was ruled that the prosecution team proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and convicted Chisha accordingly.
In mitigation, Chisha pleaded with the court for leniency and asked for forgiveness, saying he was a first offender.
Magistrate Lesa said he had taken note of the convict’s mitigation but sentenced him to five years imprisonment with hard labour effective December 10, 2018 while Mupeta was acquitted in the matter.