Man jailed 18 years for stealing chicken

The Chipata High Court has sentenced a 44 year old man of
Chenkwe village in Sinda’s Nyanje area to 18 years imprisonment with hard labour for aggravated robbery.

Facts of the matter are that Masautso Banda robbed Davies Miti of a chicken worth 25 Kwacha on January 1, 2016 while armed with a machete.

In his defence Banda claimed that he never saw the chicken he was accused to have stolen.

He denied having stolen or attacked Miti and alleged that the victim and his friends were the ones who attacked him at his field.

In mitigation Legal Aid counsel Mweendalubi Tinte Kapukutula said Banda was a first offender who was asking for maximum lenience from the court.

Judge Petronella Ngulube said she considered the aggravating
circumstances surrounding

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