WOMAN police detective Carol Kabuku says a Stanbic Bank banker omitted to credit a customer’s account with K5,100.
And Stanbic Bank Livingstone branch workers say it is a gross anomaly for Maata Wamulume to still be reporting for work as a manager while facing a case of fraudulent false accounting contrary to section 326 (b) of the Penal Code chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
In her evidence in chief before Livingstone magistrate Liyungu Chikoko, Kabuku submitted that in her investigations, Joseph Moyo did have an account with Stanbic Bank, Livingstone branch and deposited money on two occasions before the bank informed him that he did not have an account after depositing a cheque.
“Joseph Moyo had a current account opened with Stanbic Bank as reflected in the opened accounts register and also deposit slips of K600 on 5 June 2014. The other deposit is for 6 June 2014 into account number 0140048356601 in the name of Joseph Moyo,” Kabuku explained.
Asked by the defence lawyer Adrian Nkausu if she knew that Moyo’s account was opened, Kabuku said in her investigations, Wamulume ought to have approved the opening of the account.
She added that Wamulume was initially jointly charged with Helen Kaluba for theft but his charge was later changed to false accounting.
It is alleged that between June 4 and 7, 2014 with intent to defraud, Wamulume did omit to credit account number 0140048356601 with the sum of K5,100.
Magistrate Chikoko reserved judgment for August 24. And Stanbic Bank workers, who sought anonymity, said Wamulume, who is on police bond, should have been placed on suspension until the matter is resolved by the courts.