A 29- YEAR-OLD Lusaka woman has been dragged to the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for allegedly obtaining over K10,000 from two people by falsely pretending to be a police recruitment officer.
In this matter, Naonga Phiri is facing two counts of obtaining money by false pretences contrary to the laws of Zambia.
In the first count, it is alleged that between October and December 2020 in Lusaka, Phiri obtained cash amounting to K6,600 from Mable Mwiinga by falsely pretending that she was a police recruitment officer when in fact not.
In the second count, it is alleged that Phiri between September and December 2020 in Lusaka, obtained cash amounting to K3,800 from Judith Magwamanzi by falsely pretending that she was a police recruitment officer when in fact not.
Meanwhile, two men, Boniface Lungu, 22, and Michael Mtonga, 23, have equally been dragged to court for allegedly stealing a motor vehicle, among other charges.
In the first count, the two are charged with theft of a motor vehicle.
It is alleged that the two between March 28, and 29, 2021 in Lusaka, stole a motor vehicle namely Toyota Vitz registration number BAR 1518 valued at K99,000, the property of Chimbamba Gumbo.
In the second count, Lungu and Mtonga are charged with abduction and it is alleged that between the same dates, the two jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown did by force compel, or by deceitful means induce Chimbamba Gumbo to go to Chibolya township from Levy Mwanawasa Hospital against his will.
In the third count, the duo are charged with theft.
Lungu and Mtonga are alleged to have stolen an i-Phone 8S valued at K12,000, the property of Chimbamba Gumbo.
The accused persons are expected to take plea before the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court.