A 36-year-old self guard for Bread of Life Church International Bishop Joe Imakando has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for allegedly breaking into High Court judge Sunday Bwalya Nkonde’s house and stealing property worth over K55,000.
The accused has, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In this matter, Afelo Banda, of Lusaka’s Kalingalinga area is charged with one count of burglary and theft.
Particulars of the offence allege that on July 18 this year in Lusaka, Banda with intent to steal, broke and entered into the dwelling house of Sunday Bwalya Nkonde, and stole from there K20,000 cash, a judiciary HP laptop valued at K8,000, three wrist watches worth US$2,700, two blue De channel perfumes valued at US$200 and a set of Wahl deluxe shaving kit valued at K550, all together valued at K55,594, the property of Sunday Bwalya Nkonde.
And when the matter came up for plea before Lusaka Chief resident magistrate Lameck Mwale, Monday, Banda, who is on police bond, denied the charge.
The matter comes up on October 1, 2019, for trial.
In another matter, a 24-year-old man of Kanyama Township has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for allegedly breaking into Deeper Life Church and stealing a Plasma TV, mattresses and other items worth over K13, 000.
In this matter, David Lombe is charged with two counts of breaking into a building and committing a felony.
Particulars of the offence in the first count allege that on August 5 this year, in Lusaka, Lombe with intent to commit a felony broke and entered into a building namely Deeper Life Church and stole a plasma Television, seven mattresses and two carpets, altogether valued at K31,214 the property of Deeper Life church.
And in the second count, it is alleged that on August 11, 2019 in Lusaka, Lombe, with intent to commit a felony, broke and entered into the same church and stole three curtains, a key board and a bicycle altogether valued at K10,859, the property of Deeper Life Church.
When the matter came up before magistrate Mwale, Lombe pleaded not guilty.
The matter comes up on September 24, 2019 for commencement of trial.