Court in Mangochi has sentenced 18 year old Brighton Lion to 8 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour for an offence of burglary and theft contrary to section 278 of penal code.
The court heard that the accused broke into the house of Sumani Majidu of Chipole Village in the area of Traditional Authority Chowe in Mangochi where he managed to get away with 2 cell phones and assorted clothes all worth K300 000.
According to Mangochi Police Public Relations Rodrick Maida, the matter was reported to Mangochi Police Station where investigations were instituted which led to both arrest of accused person and recovery of a stolen Hisense cell phone.
The accused person was found guilty of the offence and in mitigation he asked for leniency since he was not aware of what he was doing.
In his ruling First Grade Magistrate Ronald Mbwana slapped the convict with an 8 year jail term.
Brighton Lion hails from Bwanali Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba.