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Kitwe court places Boy on probation for stealing charcoal

Kitwe court places Boy on probation for stealing charcoal. This is a matter in which the juvenile was charged with theft of charcoal contrary to the Laws of Zambia. The Kitwe Magistrate Court has placed a 17-year-old boy on a one-year probation for allegedly stealing bags of charcoal.

Particulars of the offence were that between October 1, 2018, and June 15, 2019, in Kitwe, the juvenile whilst acting together with other persons unknown, stole 11 by 50kg bags of Charcoal all valued at K1, 250, the property of Matine Chiyame.

When the matter came up for plea before Magistrate Maureen Nkonde, the Juvenile pleaded guilty to the offence.

Magistrate Nkonde found the Juvenile guilty upon his own admission of the offence and placed him on mitigation. In mitigation through the probation officer, the juvenile begged the court to exercise maximum leniency as he had learnt a lesson.

Magistrate Nkonde put the juvenile on one-year probation having considered the mitigation presented before Court. Magistrate Nkonde said the juvenile deserved the Court’s leniency having admitted the charge as well as being a first offender.

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