Kasungu First Grade Magistrate Court has sentenced Daniel Kakhwesi, 27, to serve a two- year jail term after finding him guilty of an offence of theft.
The court heard that, between the months of November-December 2015, the convict cheated a 43 years old woman, Ms Marrium Mataula that he would help her son find a place at Malawi College of Health Sciences.
In the course, he collected money about K248,000.00 which upon receiving it he disappeared.
Kakhwesi was arrested on 23rd June,2016 by police after the complainant lodged a complaint at Kasungu Police Station.
In court, Kakhwesi pleaded guilty and requested for a lenient sentence because it was the first time for him to commit this offence.
However, the State through Prosecutor Sergeant Morton Munthali of Kasungu Police Station requested the court to give Kakhwesi a custodial sentence in order to give a lesson to some people who may have evil mind like of the convict.
Before passing sentence, Kasungu First Grade Magistrate, Damiano Banda accepted Munthali’s call, and slapped Kakhwesi with the said sentence.
Daniel Kakhwesi comes from Kamkowa village,Traditional Authority Chulu in Kasungu district.