A 77-year-old farmer of Lusaka’s Shimabala area has been dragged to court for allegedly damaging Zambia Police maize worth over K7,000.

In this matter, Vincent Kamanga is charged with malicious damage to property.

Particulars of the offence are that on July 22, this year, Kamanga, whilst acting together with others unknown, willfully and unlawfully damaged maize crops worth K7,800, property of Zambia Police Service.

But when the matter came up for allocation, Friday, Kamanga, who is on police bond, was not before court.

Principle Resident Magistrate Mwaka Mikalile allocated the matter to Magistrate Annie Masoja for plea and Kamanga is expected to appear before her court soon.

In another matter, a 58-year-old farmer of Lusaka’s Marapodi area has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for allegedly being in possession of over K190,000 forged notes.

In this matter, Edward Mutale is charged with unlawful possession of forged notes.

Particulars of the offence allege that on September 26, this year in Lusaka, Mutale had in his possession K197,900 knowing that the money was fake.

But when the matter came up for plea before Lusaka Magistrate Annie Holland, Mutale who is in police custody, pleaded not guilty, saying the said notes belonged to a pastor Chanda.

After taking plea, Mutale asked the court for bail pending trial, but Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) prosecutor Lewis Kandele objected to the application, saying the accused did not provide his full residential address, which would make it difficult to retain him should he miss court.

However, the accused said he recently moved to the place and does not know the specific details but assured the court that he can provide the address.

Magistrate Holland granted him bail of K1,500 in his own recognizance, on the condition that he avails his full residential address, and further ordered him to provide two working sureties from reputable institutions bound in the like sum.

The matter comes up on October 11, this year, for commencement of trial.

Meanwhile, a 33-year-old man of Lusaka’s Lilanda area has been dragged to court for unlawfully wearing a Zambia Army military uniform.

Charles Timothy Bwalya, a machine operator has been charged with unauthorized wearing of official uniform contrary to Section 182 (3) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.

It is alleged that on September 11, 2019 in Lusaka, Bwalya wore a military uniform without lawful authority

He is expected to appear before Lusaka Magistrate Annie Holland for plea.