A 34-YEAR-OLD woman has been dragged to the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for allegedly forging a Zambia Open University (ZAOU) Bachelor of Laws degree and uttering the said false document to an examinations officer at ZIALE.
In this matter, Clare Mulwanda of Lusaka is facing two counts of forgery and uttering a false document.
In count one, it is alleged that Mulwanda between September 10, 2009 and December 2019 in Lusaka, with intent to deceive or defraud forged a Zambia Open University Bachelor of Laws degree certificate number 091090 by purporting to show that it was genuinely issued by Zambia Open University when in fact not.
In count two, it is alleged that the accused person between August 1and 31, 2017 in Lusaka knowingly and fraudulently uttered a false document namely a Zambia Open University Bachelor of Laws degree to Mwansa Grace Kalaba an examinations officer at Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE).
When the matter came up yesterday, Lusaka magistrate Felix Kaoma allocated it to magistrate Betty Malupenga.
Mulwanda, however, did not take plea as she was not before court.
She is expected to take plea on December 10, 2020.
Meanwhile, a 31-year-old has also been dragged to court for allegedly obtaining K17,000 by falsely pretending that he had a contract to supply containers to National Airport Corporation.
In this matter, Darlington Musonda of Lusaka’s Chamba Valley is charged with one count of obtaining money by false pretence.
It is alleged that Musonda on June 10, 2019 in Lusaka, with intent to deceive or defraud obtained K17,000 by falsely pretending that he had a contract to supply containers to National Airport Corporations when in fact not.
And in another matter, a Zambia Police officer has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court on a charge of theft by public servant.
Ephraim Lumbala is alleged to have on August 16, this year, being a person employed in the public service namely Zambia Police Service as a police officer, stolen money amounting to K600 that came into his possession by nature of his employment.