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LAWYER Christopher Mundia has complained about police’s continued detention of his client Christopher Kangwa for seven days.

Mundia, who is representing Kangwa, Chishimba Kambwili’s aide, complained that efforts to secure bond for his client had not worked as the arresting officer has been waiting for instructions from ‘above’.

Last Wednesday, the anti-robbery police squad caused a stir at the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court when they arrived brandishing guns in pursuit of Kangwa on allegations of forgery and altering false documents.

He is accused of having forged a grade 12 certificate.

But seven days after his arrest, Kangwa has not been taken to court.

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A 22-YEAR-OLD resident of Chipata’s Msekera area who is alleged to have stolen a police uniform and military boots has pleaded not guilty to a count of burglary and theft.

And the Chipata Magistrates’ Court has put a 35-year-old man who is alleged to have defiled his 13-year-old stepdaughter on his defence.

Before magistrate Philip Mpundu was Stephen Chintu, who is alleged to have committed the crime on March 18, 2018.

Chintu is alleged to have broken into the house of Francis Mumba where he stole a pair of military boots, a track suit top, a pressing iron, two grenades and a pair of police uniform, all valued at K850, the property of Mumba.

Magistrate Mpundu denied Chintu bail because of the nature of the offence before adjourning the matter to April 10, 2018 for trial.
And magistrate Mpundu put Donald Ngoma, who is charged with defilement on his defence after finding him with a case answer.
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THE Kitwe Magistrates’ Court has sentenced a 31-year-old man to four months imprisonment for stealing a cell phone worth K130.

Abel Ngambi was charged with theft contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

Allegations were that on March 28, in Kitwe,  Ngambi stole a cell phone worth K130, the property of Steven Tailoka.

Appearing before magistrate Malota Phiri for plea, the accused admitted having stolen the phone saying he wanted to listen to music.

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A 42-YEAR-OLD driver of Lusaka’s John Laing compound has been taken to the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing mechanically deboned chicken meat worth K9,860 from his employer.

Joseph Bwalya Kanchule is charged with theft by servant contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

He is alleged to have committed the offence on March 22.

It is alleged that Kanchule stole 29 x 20 kilogrammes of mechanically deboned chicken meat valued at K9,860 belonging to Amos Chikumbi who employed him as a driver.

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