Two Nakonde Juveniles walk free after pleading d guilty

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Two juveniles of Nakonde District in Muchinga Province have walked to freedom after pleaded guilty to breaking in a building and committing a felony therein.

ZANIS reports that the duo who appeared before the Nakonde Magistrate Jonstone Lukwesa for plea were however forgiven and discharged accordingly.

This is in a matter in which the juveniles aged 13 and 15 of Sikachila village were jointly charged with one count of breaking into a building.

Particulars of the offence were that on dates unknown but between 8th and 9th September 2017, the two juveniles did break in a building and store various assorted goods valued at k188 contrary to section 303 (a) and 272 cap 87 of the laws of Zambia.

The Social welfare officer in presenting his report to the court commended that the 2 juveniles be taken to Nakambala reformatory school to help them reform and learn some skills.

In passing judgement, Magistrate Lukwesa gave the two juveniles a conditional discharge and warned them that if they commit any offence again they will be sentenced accordingly.

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  1. Very well done to the presiding magistrate! These are the kind of minds that’s are needed to make Zambia move ahead! The young offenders showed their remorse and the magistrate exercised leniency- I’m certain the young chaps will learn from their mistake! We need to see more of such matters being ruled in the same manner. Well done bwana magistrate!

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