Son jailed 14 months for stealing from father
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.