Malawi court jails armed robber for 9 years

Kingsley Jere, 28 was arrested by Blantyre Police on August 26, 2014 after robbing Stanley Wasi at gun point of the sum of K2 million cash at Chemusa Township in Blantyre has been convicted and jailed nine year jail term for the offence armed robbery which is contrary to section 301 of the penal code .

Blantyre Police says it is pleased with the conviction of Jere.

According Blantyre Police Assistant Public Relations Officer, Andrew Mayawo, the convict was together with his accomplices “who are still at large and we recovered nothing from the amount he stole.”

Mayawo said during submission, Blantyre Police Prosecutor, Sub Inspector Manolo asked the court to give Jere a stiffer punishment citing that the victim went through pain and economic hardship since the money was not recovered and that the punishment should serve as a deterrent to would-be offenders.

“Jere’s lawyer asked for a fair sentencing pointing out that his client is HIV positive and that he has already overstayed at prison after being remanded as well as having to look after his wife and child,” said Mayawo.

He said after a full trial, Senior Resident Magistrate, Edna Bodole ruled that Jere should go to prison and save a nine year sentence with hard labour effective his day of arrest.

Jere hails from Thumba Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mzukuzuku in Mzimba.

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