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Student sentenced to community service over wheelbarrow theft

KAMPALA – A grade one magistrate at City Hall Court, Ms Valerian Tuhimbise has on Friday, September 6, convicted and sentenced a secondary student to a one month and five days of community service for stealing a wheelbarrow.

Chitale Meshak a 17-year-old student at Kololo Secondary School has been found guilty of the offense at his own plea.

The magistrate ruled that the student is to work at his school for five working days per week.

The prosecution says the juvenile offender stole the said wheelbarrow on September 1, 2019. The wheeled tool belongs to Mr John Kitobe.

Court also learnt that the stolen wheelbarrow was valued at UGX 60,000.

In the same court a 42-year-old man has been sentenced to three months in jail for stealing a dress worth UGX 70,000 from Acacia Mall in Kololo.

Chrispa Bitarabeho a resident of Kasangati has also been sentenced after he pleaded guilty.

Ms Tuhimbise in her ruling stated that the three months imprisonment is to serve as a lesson to Bitarabeho and to deter other would-be offenders from committing the same offence.

Prosecution states that the dress was stolen on August 26, 2019 at Acacia Mall, Kololo in Kampala from Mr. Price shop.

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