Lusaka High Court judge Susan Wanjelani has sentenced a 22-year-old man who stole a bucket containing samoosas to two years imprisonment with hard labour.

Denis Banda of Lusaka’s Chawama area was initially charged with aggravated robbery for stealing a bucket of samoosas, a purse and a cell phone altogether valued at K1,173 the property of Naomi Mwansa.

But when the matter came up for commencement of trial yesterday, the charge was reduced to theft which he admitted.

Facts before the court were that on March 1, 2017, Banda attacked Mwansa around 21:00 hours and stole her phone, purse and a bucket of samoosas as she was returning home.