A 20-year-old Ndola man will spend more than a year in prison after he broke into a home to feast on his victims chicken pieces.
Obed Munthali was found mouth full with chicken pieces after he had broken into and entered Mbasela Kansa’s home ,because he was hungry.
In this case, Munthali is charged and convicted for Burglary and theft.
When the matter came up before Ben Akende Munthali pleaded guilty, while Magistrate Akende described Munthali as a funny man who needed to have worked for the chicken pieces that he ate.
It is alleged that on the night of August 16th, this year, Munthali broke and entered into the house of Mr Kansa with intent to steal 15 chicken pieces valued at K41.
According to facts presented before court by senior public prosecutor Innocent Kamunga, it was heard that on August 16th, this year at around 23:00 hours, Kansa was asleep when he was awakened by some strange noise.
Mr Kamunga told court that when Mr Kansa moved out of his bedroom, he was shocked to find Munthali in his house with his mouth full of chicken pieces.
“Mr Kansa also discovered that all his 15 pieces of chicken which had remained from his business of selling fried chicken pieces at Chipili’s bar were consumed by Munthali. Entry to the house was gained after destroying the main door which was left secured by the complainant before he went to sleep,” he said.
He said the convict was apprehended right in the house and acting on the matter detective Kumwenda Gomezyani interviewed Munthali who admitted to eating the chicken pieces because he was hungry.
In mitigation Munthali said he was wrong to enter the house without the law allowing him and asked for forgiveness.
However, Magistrate Akende sentenced him to 18-months imprisonment with hard labour.