The Zomba Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court has sentenced Mathias Gama, 35, to six years imprisonment for breaking into six offices at Zomba Diocese Research and Development premises where Public Affairs Committee (PAC) spokesperson Father Peter Mulomole works.
The incident happened on the night of June 5.
State prosecutor Florida Tsateni Dzimbiri told the court that the convict and his two accomplices tied the guards before breaking into the offices. They went away with over K2 million and assorted items, including laptops, digital cameras and a projector.
Dzimbiri said the police arrested Gama and his accomplices and recovered some of the items.
During the hearing, Dzimbiri asked the court to consider giving Gama a stiff sentence considering the seriousness of the offence.
In mitigation, Gama asked for lenience, saying he is a breadwinner for his family.
The court is yet to pass verdict on Gama’s accomplices who pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Gama comes from Isaac Village in Senior Chief Mlumbe in Zomba. n