A 21-year-old man has pleaded guilty to stealing three chairs worth K210 from a church, saying he wanted to help himself because he had no food.
However, Lusaka Magistrate Nsunge Chanda has wondered why the man chose to steal from a church instead of asking for food from the pastor.
In this matter, Luckson Chanda of John Laing Compound has been charged with breaking into a building and committing a felony therein.
Particulars of the offence allege that on October 22, this year in Lusaka, Chanda with intent to steal, broke into Revelation Light Church of all Nations and stole three chairs valued at K210, property of the said church.
And when the matter came up for plea before Lusaka Magistrate Nsunge Chanda, Monday, Chanda admitted committing the offence.
When magistrate Chanda asked the accused why he stole, Chanda said he wanted to help himself because he had no food.
However, magistrate Chanda wondered why the accused stole from the church instead of asking for help from the pastor.
The matter comes for reading of facts and sentencing soon.
In another case, a 37-year-old woman of Lusaka’s Kalingalinga area has been dragged to court for allegedly stealing two packets of sausage and Nivea body lotion from Shoprite.
Verepe Jere has been charged with theft.
Particulars of the offence allege that on November 14, this year in Lusaka, Jere stole two packets of sausages and one Nivea body lotion valued at K729.95, property of Shoprite, Cairo road.
The matter has been allocated to Lusaka Magistrate Kate Sakwanda where the accused is expected to take plea.