Malawi court convicts 18 local ‘Boko Haram’ gang: Fined K5,000 each

The Mchinji Magistrate court has ordered 18 teenagers who were members of local criminal gang ‘Boko Harama’ and another called ‘Gaza’ to pay a fine of K5, 000 or in default serve a three month jail term for beating, robbing pupils in primary schools in the district.

Gang of hooded youth
Gang of hooded youth

Head teachers for Bua and Kamuzu Primary schools Atanazio Mchacha and Saizi Kaluma testified before the court that the gangs snatched porridge from pupils at the school, threatened teachers and broke windows at the two schools.

Police prosecutor Chilomo Phiri also told the court that members of the gangs (names withheld) with ages ranging from 14 to 16 engaged in other activities such as smoking marijuana (Chamba) and other violent acts.

The 18 boys pleaded guilty to the charge of a conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

Passing judgement Mchinji First Grade Magistrate Rodwell Meja Phiri warned the 18 boys against involving themselves in such criminal acts at such tender age.

He then ordered the boys to pay a fine of K5,000 each or in default serve three months jail term.

All the convicts paid the fine.

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zaluma
zaluma
6 years ago

Our courts are mockery to our society. I do not trust them. Traditional courts should replace the western type courts. All lawyers should join the teaching profession in our primaries or go elsewhere where lairs and crooks are welcomed.

dreda
dreda
6 years ago

Don’t refer hungry youths to boko haram & the punishment ain’t for them but their parents who footed the bill.The befitting verdict could have been 100 lashes 4 each

YOSMAN
YOSMAN
6 years ago

Dats bulshit kuzipusita zigawenga choncho?

yahoo
yahoo
6 years ago

Osasiilira amenewo atengerepo phunziro

the councillor
the councillor
6 years ago

mockery of justice, mukanawalipitsa ndalama yokwererapo, imagine kusokoneza maphinziro pa sukulu ziwiri, local courts could have done better

nabanda
6 years ago

What type of courts do we have. Until these so called small boys take an innocent life. Malamulo musinthe chonde!! These boys need stiff punishment. Not this bullshit

richard
richard
6 years ago

Nyasa times please convey my message to this court that what it has done is taming and glooming future terrorists.Next time it should do a thorough searching in their books on criminal law and fish out the maximum punishment available.Zimayamba choncho mmayiko ena so watch out.

angoni
angoni
6 years ago

chilango chimenecho nde asiya khalidwelo? mxi our courts abale

ELECTORATE MZIKA
6 years ago

It seems the magistrate is himself an undercover member of the real Nigerian Boko Haram and does not wish Malawi well.Flush him out pease!!!

Mirella K
Mirella K
6 years ago

And we continue to pay handsomely these silly good for nothing judges, shuppit!!!

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