8 years jail for man who deposited fake K2 000 notes on Airtel Money

Mzuzu Magistrate’s Court has sentenced  Jackson Longwe, 25, to eight years imprisonment and fined him K3 million for possessing counterfeit bank notes.

Fake Malawi Kwacha with same serial number

Accoridng to  Mzuzu Police Station spokesperson Edith Kachitsa, on April 18 this year, Longwe deposited K100 000 fake currency in denomination of K2 0000 bank notes to two Airtel Money agents operating in Mzuzu City.

Longwe pleaded guilty and asked for leniency.

But State prosecutor Charles Chilala prayed for stiff punishment, arguing the crime was serious.

“His action breached  the trust Airtel Money agents have for their clients,” he said,

The court imposed a custodial sentence of eight years.

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Hypocrite Z
3 years ago

‘Steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and they make you king’. Bob Dylan, ”Sweetheart Like You”.

Davie Khalira
Davie Khalira
3 years ago

Poor court

Davie Khalira
Davie Khalira
3 years ago

Fuck Charles Chilala

3 years ago

8yrs is too much. Anthu akuba ma million and billions but are walking scot free. Zikundivuta kumvetsa

3 years ago
Reply to  Blessings

yes, 8 years is kinda on the high side. But let us also look at the seriousness of the offence plus other things like; was it his first time? Is it only 100k he has? What if he bought goods using that money? Finally, those who might have been thinking of acting the same way should see this.

It is believed anthu akuba ma million the cases have commenced and verdicts shall be given. Some are in jail. case iliyonse payokha….

3 years ago

8 years for fake 100,000 kwacha.

If only the political thieves stealing billions got anywhere near fast and firm justice. But those cases will drag on for years. This man’s case is already finished from April.

Justice is for the poor man.

Probably the cashgaters will still be in court by the time this man is released.

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