Two men jailed 12 months for school breaking

Two men have each been sentenced to one year imprisonment with hard labour by the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court after admitting that they broke into a school building and stole an assortment of office goods worth K14,500.

Charles Tembo,40, of Kanyama compound and Peter Nyangu,37, of the same township admitted before Magistrate Socha Zulu  to breaking into a school building  at night and stealing a fridge, HP printer, a radio, a photocopying machine, a laptop and a bag, all valued at K14,500.

Particulars of the offence are that on May 24, Tembo and Nyangu jointly and while acting together with persons unknown broke into Kapiliomba Primary school in Chelstone at night and stole the goods.

The matter was reported to Chelstone Police who launched investigations which led to the arrest of Tembo and Nyangu.

The duo readily admitted the offence and said that they used a pick to break into the building. In mitigation, Tembo said that he is keeping two orphans and that his wife has no relatives in Lusaka while Nyangu asked for forgiveness because he is married with two children to look after.