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Bicycle lands juvenile in court

A JUVENILE yesterday told the Kabwe Magistrate’s Court that he took a bicycle worth K550 because the owner got a packet of cigarettes without paying.
This is a case in which two juveniles aged 15 and 17 have been charged with stealing a bicycle worth K550.
The two appeared before magistrate Musonda Chongo yesterday and the juvenile aged 15 pleaded guilty to the charge of theft saying he took the bicycle because he wanted to sell it.
It is alleged that on September 10, this year, the juveniles stole a bicycle valued at K550 from Joseph Meseba.
The one aged 17 denied the charge, saying he had no intentions of selling the bicycle.
He told the court that he did not permit his friend to take the bicycle but he ran away with it.
Social welfare officer Jonathan Walasa told the court that the parents of the juveniles were nowhere to be found.
Mr Walasa said the two were staying at Sable drop-in centre but they ran away and have not been at the  home for one year.
Magistrate Chongo appointed Mr Walasa as the guardian to represent the two  juveniles.
Ms Chongo adjourned the matter to October 12 for facts for the juvenile aged 15 and trial for the one aged 17.

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