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Accounts clerk given 8 years IHL for theft

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First Grade Magistrate Court in Zomba has sentenced 26-year-old Limbani Namcheya to eight years in prison after he was convicted of theft by public servant.

The court heard that in December 2013, the Zomba Theological College hired the services of Namcheya to work as an accounts creak.

According to Zomba Police public relations officer Patricia Sipiliano, in 2015, Namcheya reported to the college management that he could not account for K500, 000.

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“The development prompted the college principal to call for an audit where it was established that about K1, 669, 718 million was missing. He was asked about the missing money and conceded that he embezzled it. We later came in as the police to arrest the suspect,” said Sipiliano.

Passing judgment, Magistrate Andrew Chavi slapped Namcheya with an eight-year jail term after the convict failed to return the money although he was given the opportunity to do so.

Namcheya hails from Matiya village in the area of traditional authority Mkanda in Mulanje.

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