‘Trapped’ juvenile convicted

Written by on July 22, 2020

Mulenga Musonda

The Nakonde Magistrates Court has  convicted a Juvenile who remained stuck in the Shop after his gang members fled the scene .

In this matter the 14 year old stood charged with another adult person known for breaking into a building with intent to commit a felony therein.

Particulars of the offence are that the Juvenile jointly and whilst acting together with another person known broke into a Shop belonging to John Simukonda with intent to commit a felony.

The incident happened on 28th June 2020 in Nakonde district.

When the matter came up for Facts before Magistrate Litungi Litungi, the Juvenile offender admitted that the statement was a true reflection of what happened.

According to the facts read by the State, the Juvenile offender was fished out of the Shop around 22:00hrs by the Police.

This was after they received a tip  from a Mr Alex that a break in was in progress at a named Shop.

Upon reaching the scene, some suspected gang members fled , leaving the Juvenile and a Pick behind.

Magistrate Litungi thus convicted the Juvenile in his own admission after his confirmation of the facts to be true and correct.

The matter was adjourned to 24th July 2020 for Social Welfare report and possible sentencing.

The 14 years old was remanded.

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