Court convicts and fines man on illegal water connection

The Lilongwe First Grade Magistrate Court has convicted and fined Shadreck Galeta Banda for impersonating Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) officer and connecting water on people’s houses illegally.

Shadreck Galeta Banda
Shadreck Galeta Banda

Galeta Banda, 35, committed the offences in March 2018 when he connected water on over 20 houses illegally. He was arrested following investigations by LWB security personnel and Malawi Police Service.

He pleaded guilty to two charges of impersonating a public officer and fraudulent appropriation of water contrary to Section 99 and Section 298 (A) of the Penal Code.

On the first count, First Grade Magistrate Diana Mangwana slapped Galeta Banda with six months suspended sentence. On the second count, the convict was fined K200,000 in default to serve 15 months imprisonment with hard labour (IHL).

Galeta Banda, a resident of Area 36, hails from Ndevu village, T/A Kalolo in Lilongwe district.

LWB and Police have intensified a crackdown campaign on those involved in illegal water connections. On average the Board loses about K120 million every month to illegal connections. Between October 2017 and February 2018, LWB registered 104 cases of illegal connections, 54 of them were confirmed cases. About 38 cases were charged and fined amounting to K226, 359,566.16.

And between February and May, 2018 LWB managed to uncover a total of 86 confirmed cases of illegal connection in various areas within its catchment.

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THE APOSTLE
1 year ago

THIS GUY KNOWS HUSTLING KIKIKIKIKIKI DO NOT ARREST HIM INSTEAD LET THE WATER BOARD EMPLOY HIM.

Fake Paramount
Fake Paramount
1 year ago

Shadrick Banda had committed a crime and he deserved due process of the law. I have no problem with that. I have a problem when the same LWB donates millions to a political party which is also against the law. This type of selective behaviour erodes trust in the Board and defeats tenets of justice and democracy. Indeed LWB is losing revenue not only through illegal connections but also through illegal payments to the ruling party.

nkhanipwine
nkhanipwine
1 year ago

kumachangamuka pa tauni. akakudyerani kuti?

Nchancha
Nchancha
1 year ago
Reply to  nkhanipwine

hahahaha

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