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