Son jailed 14 months for steal­ing from father

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By ENOCK KADEMAUNGA

THE LUSAKA Mag­is­trates' Court has sen­tenced a 30-year-old man of Lusaka to 14 months im­pris­on­ment with hard labour for steal­ing bed­dings be­long­ing to his father. Be­fore the court was Christo­pher Nyu­mayo, 27, who was charged with house break­ing and theft. Par­tic­u­lars of the of­fence were that on Au­gust 24, 2018 in Lusaka, Nyu­mayo broke into the house of his father Le­vi­son Nyu­mayo and stole two bed sheets, two pil­lows, and four jack­ets, al­to­gether val­ued at K500. In her judg­ment, Magistrate Rachel Stat­achi said the pros­e­cu­tion had proven the case be­yond rea­son­able doubt. Ms Stat­achi found that the con­vict is the son of the com­plainant whose house was bro­ken into on the ma­te­rial date after which Nyu­mayo was seen car­ry­ing the stolen items. In mit­i­ga­tion, Nyu­mayo asked the court to ex­er­cise le­niency on him and con­sider that he is mar­ried and a bread­win­ner for his fam­ily. But Ms Stat­achi said the of­fence for which he was charged is se­ri­ous and on the in­crease among youths. She then sen­tenced him to 14 months im­pris­on­ment with hard labour ef­fec­tive from the date of ar­rest. In the same court, a 30-year-old man of Lusaka pleaded guilty to steal­ing one pack of sausage val­ued at K35.85 from Zam­beef. Par­tic­u­lars of of­fence are that on Au­gust 19, 2018, Mwansa stole the sausage val­ued at K35.85, prop­erty of Zam­beef. Mwansa told the court that he stole the sausage be­cause he was hun­gry, after which the case was ad­journed to to­mor­row for facts and sen­tenc­ing.

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