Lusaka man gets prison sentence of 80 days for stealing 2 bags of mealie meal valued at K378


A gardener of Makeni area in Lusaka has been jailed 80 days for stealing two 25 kilogramme bags of Eagles roller mealie meal from Shoprite Stores at Cosmopolitan Mall.

Lusaka Magistrate, Allan Kangwa, found Best Miyoba, 34, guilty of theft of the two bags worth K378 from Shoprite Stores.

Magistrate Kangwa admonished Miyoba, a native of Gwembe district, for pleading ignorant by claiming that it was his first time entering the chain store, so he did not know the pay points.

“If I do not punish you, another person will adopt your strategy of stealing and claiming not to see the tills in Shoprite.

“I will punish you for wasting the court’s time by still denying stealing even when you saw yourself in the CCTV camera when the court visited the scene,” he said.

He sentenced Miyoba to 80 days simple imprisonment from date of conviction and warned him not to repeat in future to pretend to be so ignorant.

The convict committed the said offence on January 15, 2024.

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