The Senior Resident Magistrate Court in Nkhata Bay has sentenced a 44-year-old man to 15 years imprisonment with hard labor for burglary and theft.
According to Nkhata Bay Police Spokesperson Kondwani James, the convict Gerald Nyangulu broke into the house of Ephraim Chapusa, an Assistant Field Manager at Vizara Rubber Plantation Estate and stole a motorbike.
James told Nthanda Times that Police instituted an investigation which led to the arrest of Nyangulu.
“Nyangulu stole a bike for Vizara Rubber Plantation Estate here in Nkhata Bay district, and upon receiving reports of the missing bike, we instituted our investigations up until we arrested this man,” said James.
The Police publicist further said Nyangulu was charged with burglary and theft.
Despite denying the charges, Nyangulu was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment with hard labor after the state parade three witnesses who testified against him and proved the case beyond reasonable doubt.
“Despite denying the charges, the state paraded three witnesses who made their evidence which proved the matter beyond reasonable doubt, so in the wrong run sentenced to 15 years with labor to deter would be offenders,” said James.
The police recovered the stolen motor bike in an old pit latrine within Nyangulu’s yard where he had buried it.