A 20-year-old man of Lusaka’s Kanyama area has been sentenced to three years imprisonment with hard labour for stealing an AK47 from a police station.

Lusaka magistrate Brian Simachela sentenced Ronald Makumbi after he readily admitted to the charge yesterday.

Facts in this matter are that between July 1 and 12, 2017 with intent to steal, Makumbi broke into a police post at Kanyama Shopping Mall.

Makumbi stole an AK47 riffle with nine rounds of ammunition valued at K2,462 belonging to the Zambia police.

Makumbi told magistrate Simachela that the he stole the fire arm because he wanted to sell it to poachers in Kaoma district.

He was apprehended about a week later in Kaoma after enticing a customer.

Makumbi asked for leniency as he had learnt a lesson behind bars and he pledged to educate his friends about the dangers of stealing.