8 years jail for man convicted of stealing K18 million

Limbe Magistrate Court on Saturday sentenced a 41 one year old man to 8 years imprisonment with hard labour for stealing K18 million from a motor vehicle in Limbe.

Limbe Police Deputy Publicist, Widson Nhlane said  the convict, Joe Winston and his accomplices who are still at large stole the K18 million meant for workshop payments to employees of Malawi Girls Guide Association on  August 26, 2018 which contravenes section 282(C) of the penal code.

“On the day, the Assistant Accountant of the Association Chikondi Mkwiza, had the said cash in her bag when she was traveling to Lilongwe with her workmates from Zomba.

“When they reached Limbe, they parked the car which was properly locked outside Sky Electronics shop whilst going shopping.

“When they came back, they found the door of motor vehicle opened using unknown object and the bag which contained the money stolen,” said Nhlane.

Nhlane said Police launched an investigation upon receipt of the report and managed to arrest Wiston who voluntarily admitted to having committed the offence.

“The money is yet to be recovered as some suspects are still at large.

“Winston pleaded guilty in court and asked the presiding Second Grade  Magistrate His worship George Chimombo to be lenient when passing judgment considering that he did not consume much of court’s time following his plea of guilt.

“Representing the state, Superintendent Dzimbiri of Limbe Police, prayed for a stiffer custodial sentence because of amount stolen and the gravity of the offence,” he added.

He said Magistrate Chimombo concurred with the prosecutor and handed him an 8-year jail term to deter would be offenders.

Meanwhile, Police is still on ground to arrest the remaining suspects.

The convict comes from Matewere Village in Traditional Authority Mabuka in Mulanje.

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Dingase
Dingase
2 years ago

If stealing 18 million earns a thief 8 years in prison, then stealing 145 million earns a thief … how many years ? Help me please

Mmalawi
2 years ago

Milinde you are a very typical idiot. Are you telling us that only lonwes are thieves? That’s the thinking of a mentally retarded person. Why do we have prisons in all regions?
You are a big idiot and uncircumcised from the heart.
Go to hell

Goliati
Goliati
2 years ago

But how can a normal person leave Mk 18,000,000.00 in a car? That was negligence on the part of the money keeper. Osamawayesa anthu chonde

milonde
milonde
2 years ago

Alomwe ndi zitsiru kwabasi. Ena ndi awa akuba ndalama za misonkhowa. Mtundu wa agalu wosayamika. Makape.

namalegeni
namalegeni
2 years ago
Reply to  milonde

Koma ndiye mumadana nawotu Alomwewo akulu anakuyambani chiyani? Osamabisala kunyoza ena popeza maso a Yahova akukuwonani ndipo kuyambila lero Mulungu akukhululukireni ndipo mulape ndi kusintha zochita zanu

milonde
milonde
2 years ago

Alomwe ndi zitsiru kwabasi. Ena ndi awa akuba ndalama za misonkhowa. Mtundu wa agalu wosayamika.

khima
khima
2 years ago

Join the discussion…2 much for de said money a cashgate amapatsidwa zaka zonsezo? n who leaves 18 million in a car pliz osamayesana dala we r poor we just want dat click to change sides to b rich ….. sanavulaze munthu physically up to more than 5 yrs wangosauka wakuba wake

chimanga Chaponda
2 years ago

Alomwe tilibe anzathu pa kuba…. stealing and corruption are in our genes

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