A Cyber Security Technician from ZICTA has told the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court that he extracted pornographic materials from a 32-year-old man of Ndola’s Lubuto West who is alleged to have duped women into sending nude videos of themselves upon instructions from Zambia Police.
The witness was testifying in a matter in which Kafula Mwamba is charged with prohibition of pornography.
Allegations are that Mwamba swindled both men and women to send their nude videos to him on the pretext that he would link them to a Mr Smith on Social media who would pay them money.
Particulars of the offence in this matter are that Mwamba, on unknown dates but between August 1 and September 4, 2018, had in his possession, a Techno phone, sim card no 097532639, which contained pornographic materials.
He had pleaded not guilty to charge.
And when the matter came up before magistrate Felix Kaoma for trial, Tuesday, Chita Chibesakunda, a 29-year-old man of Salama Park narrated that in October last year, he received a request to extract data from two mobile phones [a Techno and Samsung].
The witness told the court that after carrying out a forensic analysis on both devices, he found a WhatsApp conversation and pornographic images.
Chebesakunda said he created a detailed report containing his findings from the devices, put them on a DVD and gave to the investigating officers.
“The DVD contains the extraction report as collected from a Techno phone and SIM card belonging to the suspect Mwamba, and a Samsung phone belonging to the victim,” he testified.
At this point the defence asked the court for more time to go through the evidence in order to conduct an effective cross examination for the sake of fair trial and justice.
The application was granted and the matter was been adjourned to July 3 and 8, this year, for continuation of trial.