A 21-year-old youth of Chaisa Compound in Lusaka has narrated at the Lusaka Magistrate Court how he stole a bicycle valued at K1,500 to feed his pregnant girlfriend and mother.
He said he impregnated the girl but was too poor to provide upkeep, and so got involved in stealing.
Lameck Mangani Banda appeared before magistrate Sanford Ngobola in a matter in which he is accused of stealing a bicycle valued at K1,500, property of Richard Mwila.
It was reported that on September 7, at about 18:00hours in Chaisa compound, Mwila left his bicycle behind a certain house and got into the shop, only to discover on his way out that the bicycle was missing. He thereafter reported the matter to the police, leading to the apprehension of the suspect who accepted.
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Meanwhile, Banda told the court that the reason he stole the bicycle was to sell it so that he could buy food for his lover and mother.
‘’Am asking the court to have leniency on me, I will never do that again I have learnt my lesson,” Banda pleaded
The court heard his plea and said to deter would be offenders, he will sentence the accused to six months with hard labour.
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