A 33-year-old economist has pleaded not guilty to two counts of unauthorized access of the University of Zambia (UNZA) data using an IP address domiciled at Parliament.
In this matter, Andrew Mwewa, of Chilenje South, is facing two counts of unauthorized access or interfering with data contrary to Section 99 (1) of the Electronic Communications and Transaction Act no 21 of 2009 of the Laws of Zambia.
It is alleged that on various dates, Mwewa who was working as a driver at the University at that time, gained access to the system and used it to reduce students loans upon request for a fee.
In count one, it is alleged that on July 31, 2017 in Lusaka, Mwewa intentionally accessed or interfered with data of the University of Zambia by using user name Inzara on IP address 184.108.40.206, without authority.
And in count two, it is alleged that on January 26, 2019 in Lusaka, Mwewa intentionally accessed or interfered with data of the University of Zambia by using IP 220.127.116.11 for Parliament without authority.
When the matter came up for plea before magistrate Humphrey Chitalu, Wednesday, Mwewa denied both charges.
He was later granted bail of K20,000 in his own recognizance with two working sureties bound in the like sum.
The matter has since been adjourned to April 1, 2019, for commencement of trial.