SESHEKE UPND member of parliament Romeo Kang’ombe has been handed a two-year suspended sentence and a K10,000 fine by the Chinsali Magistrates’ Court after being found guilty of assault.
Last week, Chinsali Resident Magistrate Julius Malata convicted Kang’ombe on a charge of assault and two counts of abduction of police officers.
This was after magistrate Malata found him guilty of the offences and revoked his K200,000 bail.
Kang’ombe was, however, acquitted on one of the two counts of assault.
According to a statement issued by the UPND media team, Magistrate Malata handed out the sentence on Monday morning and ordered the lawmaker to pay a K10,000.
Magistrate Malata told Kang’ombe that he risks a stiffer conviction should he commit a similar offence in the next two years.
By press time, Kang’ombe had been released from Chinsali Correctional facility where he had been held since last week after paying the fine.
The Sesheke parliamentarian was arrested in October last year and charged with two counts of abduction and another two counts of assault on police officers.