The Lusaka Magistrate Court has denied an application by Lusaka Businessman Harry Findlay to have his passport released to allow him travel for medical treatment.
Mr Findlay is in court on offence of holding of more than one passport and being in possession of endorsements of forged immigration stamps.
Making a ruling on the application, magistrate Sylvia Munyinya said the passport is not in the custody of the court.
The Magistrate added that the fact that it is yet to be produced in court, the court has no authority to grant the applications to release the passport.
In this matter , it is alleged that the accused on October 3, 2022, in Lusaka, did acquire a Zambian passport number ZP 021382, purporting to have lost a Zambian passport number ZP 013259, contrary to the fact.
It Is also alleged that Mr Findlay was found in possession of endorsements of forged immigration stamps for Mwami immigration border control in his passport number ZP 032178, purporting that it was officially endorsed when in fact not.