Mangochi Second Grade Magistrate Court has on Friday20, 2017 sentenced a 28-year old man identified as Wyson Gulani to 10 years Imprisonment with Hard Labour (IHL) for two offences of house breaking and theft.
The offences are contrary to sections 309 and 278 of the penal code.
The court heard that Gulani broke into the house of Rankin Chifomoti through the main on 1 September 2017 when there was nobody in the house.
However, lucky enough, house boy of the victim returned home and found the accused in the house. The house boy is said to have shouted for help from neighbours who apprehended him and handed him to police.
The accused was found guilty of all the charges through parading of witnesses who testified against him since he pleaded not guilty as charged.
Passing his judgment, Second Grate Magistrate Augustine Mizaya, concurring with the state side that asked for custodial sentence, sent the convict to 10 years IHL.
Wyson Gulani hails from Sitima Village in the district.