Late president Frederick Chiluba’s son has been dragged to court by a family friend for allegedly stealing her Samsung S7 edge valued at K8,500.

Fredrick Chiluba junior, 33, is facing one count of theft for allegedly stealing Brenda Chisha’s phone.

When the matter came up last week, Chisha told magistrate Nthandose Chabala that she met Chiluba in Woodlands around 18:00 hours on September 2, 2017 and he asked to use her phone.

“I have known him for years and it was an S7 so I gave him and he used it for two minutes then gave it back to me. About 10 minutes later, he came and asked to use the phone again and I gave him but he started moving further and further away from where we were. I then asked Isaac, who will be a witness to get my phone from him and that was the last time I saw the phone,” Chisha narrated.

“On Sunday he was caught and taken to Kabwata Police. When I asked him where the phone was, he said he had forgotten it somewhere. That same day, the uncle came and assured me that they would buy me another phone.”

Chisha suggested that she wanted to withdraw the case as they were family friends but magistrate Nthandose ordered that she would proceed to hear the witnesses.

She has since adjourned the matter to January 10, 2018.