Chadiza clerk jailed 5 years over fertilizer theft

By Staff Reporter

 

The Chadiza magistrates’ court has jailed a 35 year old deport clerk for four years with hard labour after being convicted of theft by servant contrary to the law. 

Before magistrate Fred Musaka was Jerome Chisanga who was found guilty and convicted on one count of theft by servant involving 970 by 50 kg bags of Urea fertilizer and 179 by 50 kg bags of Compound D fertilizer.

Particulars of the offence were that between January 10 and 18 this year, Chisanga being a deport manager for Neria Investments stationed at Chadiza office stole 970 x 50 kg bags of Urea fertilizer and 179 x 50 kg bags of Compound D fertilizer all valued at K283, 295.

In mitigation, Chisanga pleaded for leniency, saying he was the first offender and that he was married with one child.

Chisanga further pleaded that he was taking care of a niece whom he said would all suffer if he was sent to prison.

Magistrate Musaka said he heard the mitigation but sentenced Chisanga accordingly.