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Man earns 5 years jail term for burglary,theft in Mangochi.

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Mangochi First grade magistrate court has convicted and sentenced Medson Nelson,32 to five years imprisonment breaking into primary teacher’s house and stealing various items.

Mangochi Police prosecutor Sergeant Wonderful Lomoliwa told the court that, On September 28, 2017 during day time, unknown criminals broke into a house of Davie Mwale 29 a primary teacher at Mlambe primary school through the window when the owner was at work and went away with two cellphones(mint mobile and Huawei) to the value of K100,000-00 both.

Lomoliwa further said that, On January 9, 2018 the Police recovered the stolen cellphones through a call log follow-up which led to the arrest of Medson at Mpima trading centre in the district.

Appearing in court, the accused person pleaded guilty to all charges laid against him.

In his mitigation before sentence he begged for lenient penalty however the prosecutor prayed for a custodial sentence in order to deter other would be offenders .

When passing judgement his worship first grade magistrate Ronald M’bwana concurred with the state hence sentenced him to five years for house breaking and 8 months imprisonment with hard labour for theft and sentences to run concurrently.

Medson Nelson hails from Kafucheche village in Traditional Authority Chimwala in Mangochi.

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