Servant denies housebreaking charge, theft

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A 35-YEAR-OLD house servant of Northrise in Ndola has pleaded not guilty to breaking into his employer’s house and stealing a television set worth K2,250.
When the matter came up for plea before magistrate Ben Akende last Thursday, Albert Kaulu denied the charge.
Particulars of the offence are that Kaulu, on April 16 this year in Ndola, broke into Richard Mumba’s house with intent to steal and stole a plasma television set worth K2,250.

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Mr Akende asked Kaulu if he understood the charge and he responded in the affirmative.
“I understand the charge and I plead not guilty,” Kaulu said.
Mr Akende recorded a plea of not guilty and adjourned the case to May 19 for commencement of trial.
He also granted Kaulu a K1,000 bail in his own recognisance with two working sureties.
And in another case before the same court, a 27-year-old bricklayer denied breaking into a house with intent to commit a felony therein.
Mofya Siku of Chipulukusu told the court that he accidentally found himself in the complainant’s house.
“I was just lost because I was drunk and that is how I ended up in the complainant’s house,” Siku said.
Particulars of the offence are that Siku, on April 15 this year in Ndola, broke into Grace Musonda’s house with intent to commit a felony therein.
Earlier, Siku admitted the charge but later changed his mind when Mr Akende asked him if he had intentions to steal from Ms Musonda.
“I did not want to steal anything. I found the door open and I thought it was my cousin’s house,” Siku said.
Mr Akende recorded a plea of not guilty and adjourned the case to May 17 for commencement of trial.

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