A 21-year-old female police officer has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for stealing a deep freezer valued at K3,500, property of Resalu college.
Particulars of the offence are that Jane Mumbi of Woodlands, on August 8, this year, in Lusaka, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown did steal a deep freezer valued at K3,500, the property of Resalu college.
Mumbi could however not take plea when the matter came up, Thursday, because magistrate Betty Malupenga was unwell.
The matter has been adjourned to September 24, 2018, for plea.
And a 28-year-old business man of Lusaka’s Garden compound has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for aggravated robbery where he allegedly stole MTN talktime worth K12,000, property of Ethan Suppliers and Retailers Limited.
Particulars of the offence in this matter are that on August 6, 2018, the accused person jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown and armed with knifes, did steal MTN talktime worth K12,000 property of Ethan Suppliers and Retailers Limited, during which he used violence against Alex Mushika in order to obtain or overpower resistance to it being stolen.
When the matter came up for possible plea before magistrate Austin Kaoma, Thursday, the accused could not take plea as the offence he was charged with was beyond the courts jurisdiction.
Magistrate Kaoma said until consent from the DPP to commit the matter to the High Court was issued, the accused would continue appearing for mention.
“The offence You are charged with is beyond the courts jurisdiction. Until consent from the DPP to commit the matter to the High Court is issued, you will be appearing for mention. The offence [you are charged with] is not bailable, you are therefore remanded in custody,” said magistrate Kaoma.
The matter comes up on September 28 for mention.
Meanwhile, a 31 year-old lorry boy of Kanyama compound has been dragged to court for allegedly obtaining K10,500 from a Zimbabwean national by falsely pretending that he had an employment opportunity to offer her when in fact not.
Particulars of offence in this matter are that Yobe Mbewe between June 21 and July 30, 2018 in Lusaka, with intent to defraud or deceive, obtained K 10,500 cash from Betty Nyatelo by falsely pretending that he had an employment opportunity to offer to Nyatelo when in fact not.
When the matter came up for plea before magistrate Racheal Mwansa, the accused pleaded not guilty.
The matter has since been adjourned to September 19, 2018, for commencement of trial.