Mangochi First grade magistrate court on Tuesday slapped a 25 year old Rastaman Fedson Missi with six years jail.
Missi who hails from Mchoka village in Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi committed an offence of robbery with violence contrary to section 301 of the penal code with his five accomplices who are still on the run on October 5 this year.
According to Mangochi police deputy public relations office Sergent Amina Tepani Daudi,the court heard through Mangochi Police prosecutor, Sub lnspector Grace Mindozo that, on October 5, 2017 in the evening Missi and his 5 accomplices stabbed a 21 year old bicycle taxi operator, John Mandala on the shoulder with a knife when he met them on his way back home from Mangochi Boma.
The court also heard that the criminals went away with a Hunter bicycle worthy K58,000-00 belonging to the victim who was left unconcious in a pool of blood following the stab.
Lucky enough the victim identified one accused person commonly known as Rastaman among the robbers whom the police apprehended the next day.
Appearing before court, the accused person pleaded not guilty and the state paraded three witnesses who testified against him.
In his submission before sentence Sub lnspector Mindozo pleaded for a custodial sentence.
His worship first grade magistrate Ronald M’bwana found him guilty. In his submission he concurred with the state hence sentenced him to a 6 year jail term in order to serve as a lesson to him and other would be offenders.