A man involved in robbery at Stanbic Bank Chipata branch jailed five years.

A man involved in the Stanbic Bank Chipata branch robbery in Chipata has been sentenced to five years imprisonment without parole.
Appearing before Magistrate, Philip Mphundu was James Bwalya Bolomusa charged with breaking into the building for Stanbic Bank and committing a felony.
Facts are that on 31st January 2013 between 23 and 04 hours, James Bwalya, a bank teller, with the other four accused, Owen Lungu, Samuel Sinda, Elias Mwale and George Mulenga all G4 Security employees broke into Stanbic Chipata Branch and stole about 415 million Kwacha
During mitigation Bwalya pleaded with the court to exercise leniency stating that he is married with one child and that he is currently furthering his studies.
And in passing sentence Magistrate Philip Mphundu said that he was sentencing Bwalya to five years imprisonment so that others can learn from him as bank robberies are becoming common in the country.

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