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Court sentences thief that stole former President Lungu’s TV for 5 years

The Lusaka Magistrate Court has handed down a five-year prison sentence to Angel Chipasha, the man responsible for stealing television sets from the former residence of ex-President Edgar Lungu in Ibex Hill. Resident Magistrate, Chrispin Hampungani, delivered the verdict yesterday, marking the conclusion of legal proceedings against Chipasha. The sentence comes after he was indicted for the theft of television sets on August 9, 2022.

During the court proceedings, it was revealed that Chipasha, on the aforementioned date, forcibly entered Mr. Lungu’s residence in Ibex Hill and made off with two television sets, valued at a total of 66,000 Kwacha. The audacious break-in at the former president’s home prompted swift action from law enforcement agencies.

Following an investigation, Chipasha was apprehended on August 14, 2022, following a raid on his residence in Lusaka’s Chipata compound. The operation led to the recovery of one of the stolen television sets.

The sentencing serves as a stern warning to potential offenders and underscores the importance of safeguarding the security and property of public figures.

The stolen items, crucial pieces of evidence in the case, have been recovered, providing closure to the incident that had sparked public concern. The swift resolution of the matter demonstrates the effectiveness of law enforcement efforts in addressing crimes against public figures and their property.

As the convicted individual begins his five-year term behind bars, the Lusaka Magistrate Court sends a clear message that criminal activities, especially those targeting prominent personalities, will be met with the full force of the law. The security and integrity of public figures’ residences remain a priority, and the justice system is dedicated to holding those responsible for such offenses accountable for their actions.

Source: Lusakatimes

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Zambian Minister of Finance and National Planning, Situmbeko Musokotwane (L-R) answers questions from the media April 25, 2009 during the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings as Tanzanian Minister of Finance Mustafa Mkulo, (2nd L), Minister of Economy & Finance Charles Koffi Diby (2nd R) for the Ivory Coast and Ismaila Dieng (R) from the IMF External Relations listen at the IMF Headquarters in Washington, DC. IMF Photo by Robert Giroux


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