FOUR employees of Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence and Business Management (LIUTEBM), among them a lecturer and two accountants, have denied stealing K1.5 million belonging to the institution.

The four denied the theft charge before the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Meanwhile, the matter comes up on February 3, 2021 for commencement of trial.

In this matter, Kondwani Kanweka, a 49-year-old accountant of Libala South, Lavender Mwenya, 29, an accounts assistant of Kabwata Township, Muhammad Dambele, 33, a lecturer of Lusaka’s Silverest area and Seth Muleya, a 62-year-old registrar of Wildlife area in Chilanga, are facing a charge of theft by servant.

Particulars of the offence are that between January 2015 and July 2020, Kanweka, Mwenya, Dambele and Muleya, being servants of LIUTEBM University as accountants, lecturer and registrar respectively, stole K1, 500,000 cash, the property of the said employer.

The matter was allocated to magistrate Felix Kaoma.

When it came up on Monday, Magistrate Kaoma read the charge to the accused persons to which they said they understood it, but all pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The matter comes up on February 3, 2021, for trial.