ZAMBIA– A university student has been ordered to write an essay on the dangers of drugs after being convicted of planning to sell cannabis cakes.
Police arrested Chikwanda Chisendele, a first-year civil engineering student at the Copperbelt University, on Monday.
The 21-year-old was caught with cannabis-laced cakes weighing more than 1kg (2.2lb), police said.
As part of his punishment, a judge sentenced him to write a 50-page essay on drug use.
In court, he was told to write letters of apology to his university, parents and to Zambia’s Drug Enforcement Commission (DEF) before 15 November.