A 37-year-old Lusaka business man has been dragged to court on two counts of obtaining goods by false pretences and issuing a cheque on an insufficiently funded account.

Details before the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court are that in count one, Nasson Ngoma is alleged to have on May 28, 2015 issued a Barclays bank cheque number 000051 on an insufficiently funded account number 0000001050772, with intent to deceive or defraud.

And in count two, Ngoma is alleged to have on May 28, 2015 obtained 2,990 kgs of meat valued at K61,295 from Standard Beef Limited by falsely pretending that he was paying by Barclays bank cheque number 000051, when in fact not.

Meanwhile, A 33-year-old Egyptian business man of Matero township has been taken to court on two counts of unlawful stay in the country and engaging in trade without a permit.

Abdirahman Mohamed Dahir is alleged to have between August 1, 2014 and February 23, 2018 remained unlawfully in the country without any immigration permits or lawful authority.

And in count two, Dahir is alleged to have engaged in employment as supervisor at a company called Ayatn Investment Limited without any immigration permit or lawful authority.