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Baby Thief Jailed 5 Years

A 43-year-old woman of Ndola has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for stealing a two-month-old baby.

This is in a matter Jane Musonda was charged with a count of child stealing contrary to section 171 (1)(a)(b) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Facts before court were that on August 3, 2019, Musonda stole a baby from its biological mother, Jacqueline Mizinga, 20, at Riverside Market in Kapiri Mposhi.

Mizinga was at the time selling second hand clothes around 12:00 hours.

The incident happened when Musonda, while posing as a customer, approached Mizinga at her stand and bought some clothes worth K15 and later asked if she could help hold the baby.

However, after being handed the baby, Musonda suddenly disappeared with the infant.

 

When the matter came up for plea before Kapiri Mposhi Magistrate Obrien Katyamba, Musonda pleaded guilty to the charge.

In mitigation, Musonda said she decided to steal the baby because she was barren but wanted to have children.

And in passing judgment, Magistrate Katyamba observed that Musonda had no right to steal someone’s child and deprive the family of their baby on justification that she was barren.

He noted that Musonda had a preconceived idea to steal the child from its mother and consequently denied it of motherly care for three days and needed to be punished accordingly.

“Child stealing is a serious offence that attracts a maximum of 14 years imprisonment but you did not waste the court’s time by readily pleading guilty and the child was recovered in good health, but still you need to be punished accordingly,” said magistrate Katyamba who then sentenced Musonda to five years imprisonment but suspended two years six months of it to be served if she commits a similar offence.

 

17 Comments

  1. somewhere in kafubu

    But bane Muzo zoona ati she was barren
    I proposed u for marriage, u refused meanwhile u wanted to use shortcut without labour..ataaaa.

  2. Ndate rango

    I loved u with all my hat dat I cuddnt care about yo barrenness nd I told u pipo in my families HV so many children such dat dy cud giv u children to take care nd consider dem ours

  3. Ndate rango

    I loved u with all my hat dat I cuddnt care about yo barrenness nd I told u pipo in my families HV so many children such dat dy cud giv u children to take care nd consider dem ours. Rango’s mother( my former wife) wanted u to be her Son’s mother b4 she passed away.

  4. Joezman

    Ufwafye ati Labour ohoo

  5. Webster

    Don’t even blame the judges.think before you do.

  6. Trayfoxi Jr The Phraze

    This is the warning to Street venders, who are carelessness with their infants

  7. Man Jay

    Iyee sure Jane you don’t have to steal someone’s baby you ask for adoption,so many girls dump their babies try to find one & adopt at one of the orphanages in Zambia if you are desperate.You deserved your punishment madam.

  8. Fuseki

    18years for inserting a bottle in vagina while 5years for stealing a baby that’s not fair, stealing a baby sounds more crime

  9. Prince major

    Kkkkkk this is warning to u other women ata foolish mukabara wanu mutaya my toilet, koma kuba chabe
    Apanishiwe uyo kkkkkk

  10. TOMIASIU MUDADABALE

    This is useless, how can you still someone’s child just for that reason?? Go and get one in orphanage place……

  11. boogeyman

    why didnt she go and adopt a child pa orphanage

  12. SEE MIND (MWAMPO)

    VERY SHAME BA MUSONDA FOR STEAL INFANT BABY. WHY YOU NOT ADAPTED CHILD IN THE STREET OR AN ORPHANAGE CHILD THAN STEAL. LOOKED NOW YOU IN JAIL !!! PRAY TO ALMIGHTY GOD YOU BE END BARREN

  13. SEE MIND (MWAMPO)

    VERY SHAME BA MUSONDA FOR STEAL INFANT BABY. WHY YOU NOT ADOPTED CHILD IN THE STREET OR AN ORPHANAGE CHILD THAN STEAL. LOOKED NOW YOU IN JAIL !!! PRAY TO ALMIGHTY GOD YOU BE END BARREN

  14. Central power

    Insetting a bottle in someone,s vagina and stealing a baby which one is more heavy.

  15. ttrl

    others are stealing babies still others busy aborting, this world, last and lost generation zoonah!!!

  16. MWILA

    I UNDERSTAND YOUR PREDICAMENT MY SISTER. BUT STEALING ONE’S BABY IS A CRIME.ADOPTION IS A SOLUTION.

  17. Hev rena

    These bemba women,nzelu ku cepekela and how do you explain it to people when you had no visible pregnancy..

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