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2 Chinese in court over theft of K17,000 Zanaco money

TWO Lusaka based Chinese have been taken to court for theft of over K17,000 and unlawful possession of automated transmission cards designed to overcome security measures for protection of data.

The two identified as Li Hong Sheng, 29, and Weng Jin Chang, 36 are charged with unlawful possession of devices designed to overcome security measures for protection of data contrary to the electronic communications and transaction Act.

Allegations are that between May 1 and July 10, 2019, Li and Weng possessed automated transmission cards, which were primarily designed to overcome security measures for the protection of data.

In the second count, the duo is charged with unauthorised access to data contrary to section 99(1) and 99(8) of the electronic communications and transaction Act number 21 of 2009 of the Laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence are that on the same dates, the duo intentionally accessed data stored in a critical database namely Zambia National Commercial Bank database.

In count three, the accused are charged with theft and allegations are that on May 1 and July 10, they stole K17,500, the property of Zanaco.

In the last count, Li is charged with unlawful stay in Zambia contrary to the Immigration and Deportation Act.

Li on May 8, 2019 remained in Zambia without an immigration permit or authority.

The accused persons, whose case was allocated to principal resident magistrate Mwaka Mikalile, could not take plea as they were not before court./SM

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