Lusaka Magistrate Nsunge Chanda has again revoked bail for Hendricks Nyambe, a suspect accused of swindling ADD leader Charles Milupi, for presenting a fake medical report before court.
This is the matter in which Nyambe and Mercy Phiri are charged with theft, related to a maize scam.
It is alleged that Nyambe, a Director of Food Agency Zambia and his deputy, Mercy Phiri, on March 7, 2018, in Nkeyema District did steal 312,040 kilogrammes of white maize valued at K656,040 belonging to Milupi.
At the last sitting, Magistrate Chanda ordered that Nyambe would remain remanded in custody until investigations into allegations that he presented a fake medical report before court were concluded.
This was after Nyambe failed to appear in court on grounds that he was in an accident.
But when the matter came up, Monday, the Court heard that Nyambe was never involved in the accident, but allegedly forged a medical report.
A senior medical officer from Kaoma District Hospital, Lungu Wangana informed the Court that he only attended to an accident victim identified as Mwiya Lubinda on the material day.
Meanwhile, the accident victim Lubinda Mwiya told the Court that whilst in Mongu, he was involved in an accident and was admitted to Kaoma District Hospital as he had sustained a deep cut on his head.
Mwiya, who is a moneylender, said whilst in hospital, he received a call from Nyambe who asked him if he could change the details of the medical report.
Magistrate Chanda said she was disappointed that Nyambe chose to lie that he was involved in an accident and presented a purportedly forged medical report.
“I have established that the accused was not involved in an accident and it is unfortunate that he presented a false document,” Magistrate Chanda said.
She revoked Nyambe’s bail and urged the police to investigate the medical form, which he allegedly forged.
According to a source, Nyambe and Mwiya had agreed to meet in Kaoma as Nyambe wanted to obtain a loan from Mwiya.
Unfortunately, Mwiya was involved in accident while driving Nyambe’s vehicle in Kaoma.
Mwiya informed Nyambe about his accident, but the accused demanded that he gives him the medical report as he had absconded court.
Nyambe later erased Mwiya’s name with tipex and replaced the details with his.
Meanwhile, the matter in which a 32-year-old Zambia Air Force (ZAF) soldier is alleged to have abused and tortured her 11-year-old niece has been adjourned to June 24, this year, for trial.
This was because the State witness, who was supposed to testify in the matter, Monday, was unwell.
In this matter, Mildred Luwaile, of ZAF Twin Palm is charged with assault on a child contrary to Section 248 (a) of the Penal Code chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence allege that on March 25, 2019, in Lusaka, Luwaile assaulted a child under the age of 16, thereby, occasionally her actual bodily harm.