Elias Chipimo Jr. Welcomes The Court’s Sentencing Of His Son, Chito

Elias Chipimo Jr, the former leader of the opposition NAREP, has welcomed the court’s sentencing of his son, Chito, to nine months imprisonment with hard labour for drug trafficking.

Mr. Chipimo, who is a lawyer, said the magistrate exercised leniency when sentencing Chito who pleaded guilty to the offence after earlier denying the charge.

Mr. Chipimo, who was present during the sentencing of his son, told journalists that he was just a father who loves his son and wished him “the very best” as he serves his sentence.

“My son is a man, he has taken full responsibility, I am very proud of him and I love him. It is not easy being a young person in our society today, opportunities are limited and young people are not given enough understanding. I hope this opportunity will be taken seriously by law enforcement authorities which must be to love and guide and not to celebrate and to claim victory over putting young people in the cells,” Mr. Chipimo said.

Considering that Chito admitted the offence and that he did not waste the court’s time, magistrate Albert Mwaba sentenced him to nine months imprisonment with hard labour after finding him guilty on all three counts.

In count one, it was alleged that on December 27, 2019 in Lusaka, Chito trafficked in narcotics drugs namely 1.43 grams of cocaine without lawful authority.

In count two, on the same date, Chito had in his possession psychotropic substances namely 0.11 grams of amphetamine without lawful authority.

In the last count, on December 27, 2019 in Lusaka, Chito used a motor vehicle namely, Toyota Blade Registration Number BAJ 9330 to carry, conceal and convey psychotropic substances without lawful authority.

When the case was called before magistrate Albert Mwaba last Wednesday, Chito admitted trafficking in 1.43 grams of cocaine and 0.11 grams of amphetamine.

He said he had no lawful authority or justification for his actions.

When asked what he wanted to do with the amphetamine, Chito said that it was for use.

The magistrate on Monday sentenced Chito to nine months in the first count, three months in the second count and six months in the third count but the sentences will run concurrently effective December 26, 2019 when he was arrested.

Magistrate Mwaba also ordered that the vehicle Chito used to conceal the drugs be forfeited to the State.

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  1. Philip Ngosa

    Sad development……

  2. Geoffrey Bwamba Mwalya

    Lesson learned

  3. Winnipeg Nyirongo

    Let him serve the prison sentence although the judgement has been biased. Thanks!!!!!!

  4. Lolo

    Chito is just a young man experimenting life! 9 months is enough to rehabilitate him! He is young man with full of life ahead of him! He is everybody’s child and no noble person should celebrate his jail. Praying for Elias Chipimo for God’s strength! It shall be well


    9 months,,soon you will be out brother man and now you have more experiences in that business …..wish you the best……

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  7. chilando sydney

    may your life in prison blessed, it’s only God who knows brother

  8. Geoneid

    Such is life bane; otherwise, pamunzako chapita,m’mawa chili pali iwe.
    So sinkhani yosekana iyi.

  9. nineo

    Sad althought it is good the young man did the right thing to take full responsibility. prayers to keep him strong goes to him and also strength to the parents

  10. Me

    9 month yachepa saana nga nifwebo ma 4 years

  11. moses musonda

    no one above the low …..very good mr chipimo

  12. Gigs

    Sure this world is un fair how can they sentence chito those months. To me I say it is not enough. Is it that his father is a lawyer. I am very sure nchito has distroyed a lot of people’s lives with those drugs. I am not talking from without but with experience. I was arrested and sentenced to three years for being found with a small ball of chamba I bought ,I don’t smoke but I was advised to use it for medication . I was suffering from ear running white stuff ( infuko ) in bemba. When DEC personnel arrested me I explained to them why I had those chamba . they charged 1000 kwacha but was not released . I was taken to magistrate court where though I explained my situation they could not listen at last I was sentenced 3years with hard labour. As for me up to now these courts some times sentence innocent people like the way I was sentenced. I know the sentencing of nchito there is corruption God will punish one who arrested me, also God will punish all those who stole 1000 I was charged thinking I will be let free and the magistrate also should be punished for failing to understand my explanation . my prayer is the suffering I am going through and I have gone through for being sentenced for medication God made . is the same God will punish them . I was beaten,badly treated and made to work for medication chamba if I remember this I cry . God where are you we have suffered on your earth .

  13. David/yambinge kf nafuti

    Chaiwa maiwa a good leader must led by example

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