The Mangochi Second Grade Magistrate’s Court has convicted and sentenced 41-year-old man to seven years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) for offering a man for sale, an offence which is contrary to Section 263 of the Penal Code.
The court heard on Friday that James Amadu offered for sale 52-year-old Daudi Mwenyali at a price of MK2.5 million, a person whom he was staying with at Laini Village, Traditional Authority Chowe in the district.
“Amadu was staying together with the victim (Mwenyali) in Laini Village, Traditional Authority Chowe in the district. Theconvict had planned to sell his colleague to a prospective buyer not realising that he was dealing with a member of community policing in the area M’madi Saladi .
“After the police were alerted, they went to the house where the victim was staying. M’madi bargained for the convict to lower the price which finally came to K2 million. It was at this time that the police, who hid in the house came out to arrest the convict,” the court was told.
In his ruling, second grade magistrate Pyson Mwenyali (who is not a relative of the convict) sentenced the convict to seven years IHL since he was the first offender.
Amadu comes from Budali, Village T/A Chowe in the district.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :