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Cop Gets Six Years for Stealing AK47 Rifle

A police officer has been sentenced to six years imprisonment with hard labour for stealing an AK 47 assault rifle.

According to court documents, the rifle is valued at K105, 995.00.

This is in a matter where Haggai Namauna, 29, a police officer in Chingola was facing one count of theft of a fire arm.

Particulars of the offence are that on dates unknown but between March 2019 and August 2019, Namauna stole an AK 47 assault rifle contrary to the laws of Zambia.

When the matter came up for judgment, Chingola Magistrate Stephen Maona said the state has proved the case beyond reasonable doubt and convicted Namauna accordingly.

“The state has proved this case beyond reasonable doubt. It has proved that you had the intention of stealing and selling the gun. The fact that you removed the serial number of the gun shows that you had intentions of selling the gun,” magistrate Maona said.

“This should serve as a warning to other officers who are in the habit of abusing thei authorities that the law will take its course. I therefore sentence you to six years imprisonment with hard labour.”

9 Comments

  1. Jessey Lingard

    Let the laws of Zambia work on him

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  2. two 5

    mmm nfuti zidula after lo it is just for taking away peoples lives atase. officer wenze kufuna kubeula manje yaluka

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  3. Frank Chombela

    The sentence is too light. The DPD should appeal the sentence. This fire arm is for the exclusive use of authorized state organs. These are the fire arms that defend this country and to steal them is to risk the defence and security of Zambia. The DPP should see the appeal in that light. Thank u Zambia Reports for this story. But I’m worried that someone so young would commit an offence so serious. How was he recruited into service? Wht vetting took place? Wht do his former teachers know about him?

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  4. Ackson jericco

    let him be it is his benefit

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  5. cm

    Watolamo five boyi, remember to thank God for the little that you have bn given. O the best Mu jele boyi

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  6. peter

    Let’s the law work it seems this is not the first time

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  7. Wise leader

    SPAX MINING THE BUYER IS LOCKED UP,WHERE ELSE DID YOU WANT TO SALE THE GUN TO?!!!
    WTF!!!

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