Chipata man gets 3 years for stealing cellphone

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A of Chipata City in Eastern Province has been sentenced to three years imprisonment with hard labor for stealing a mobile phone.

Dalitso Ngoma, 19, stood charged with one count of burglary and theft.

Early last month, Ngoma broke into the house of Joseph Mumba and stole a handset valued at K200.

In mitigation, he asked the court to exercise leniency as he is an orphan and keeping his grand parents.

Magistrate Philip Mphundu said he was sentencing Ngoma to three years imprisonment in order to deter would-be offenders.

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