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Court Sentences Man to 15 Years Jail Term for Stealing Mandazi and Cigarettes

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Court Sentences Man to 15 Years Jail Term for Stealing Mandazi and Cigarettes

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A court in Uganda today delivered the verdict of a man who is accused of what the court termed as aggravated robbery in other words robbery with violence.

The court heard that on May 21, 2012, Kasasira walked into a shop owned by Ms. Nazziwa while she was breastfeeding and picked super match cigarettes, mandazi, and UShs 15,000 (KSh 460) in cash.

The owner of the shop, Ms. Nazziwa, testified before the court that she had just stepped out when she heard someone breaking into her safe. The commotion attracted attention from passers-by who came to the rescue of the lady.

The knife that was used by the suspect was taken as well as the other items that were stolen. The man was taken to court where he pleaded guilty. He was dissatisfied with the judgment and took the matter to court of appeal seeking fair judgment.

The verdict was imposed by three sitting Court of Appeal judges and was sentenced for 15 years. The statement said,
“The sentence of the High Court of 15 years imprisonment for the conviction of aggravated robbery contrary to sections 285 and 286(2) of the Penal Code is accordingly upheld”

The sentence was given while he was absent due to the Covid 19 measures.

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