A 26-year-old woman of Kitwe’s Ndeke village who is charged with forgery and impersonating an officer of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to get a loan has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
In this matter, Mukuka Mulenga, unemployed, is facing seven counts of impersonating, forgery and uttering false documents.
In count one, Mulenga is charged with impersonation.
It is alleged that on December 13, 2018 in Lusaka, Mulenga being a private person, pretended to be an officer of the ACC by producing a letter to Twashuka Investment Limited operating as Easy Loans purporting to show that she was a bonafide employee of the ACC when in fact not.
In the second, third and fourth count, Mulenga is charged with forgery.
Particulars of the offence allege that between January 1 and December 31, 2018 in Lusaka, Mulenga made a false government payslip in the name of the ACC for the month October, November and December 2018 in order to obtain a loan from Twashuka Investment Limited operating as easy loans knowing the said document to be false, a matter of transaction that concerns Twashuka Investment Limited, a private body.
In count five, six and seven, Mulenga is charged with uttering a false document.
It is alleged that between January 1, and December 31, 2018 in Lusaka, Mulenga knowingly and fraudulently uttered a false introductory letter purporting that it emanated from ACC for the month of October, November and December 13, 2018 to Twashuka Investment Limited knowing the said document to be false, a matter of transaction that concerns Twashuka Investment Limited a private body.
When the matter came up for plea before magistrate Kaoma, Mulenga denied the charge.
The matter has been adjourned to June 13, this year for commencement of trial.