ArrestedNKHOTAKOTA (Malawi NewsNow) -A magistrate court has convicted Oscar Layero, 19, and sentenced him  to three for breaking into a house and stealing property.

The Nkhunga Court heard that the convict broke into a house at Chizuma Village, Traditional Authority Mphonde in Nkhotakota district and stole assorted items.

He was found guilty after the Prosecutor James Muyira presented facts in court.

In his ruling His Worship Kingsley Buleya sentenced Layero to 23 months in prison for the first count in and 12 months in jail for the second count.

Layero hails from Chizuma village, Traditional Authority Mphonde in Nkhotakota.