Kitwe Teacher jailed 2 yrs for fraudulently obtaining K53, 852 loan

 Kitwe Teacher jailed 2 yrs for fraudulently obtaining K53, 852 loan

…and Mufulira Teacher pleads not guilty to obtaining K13, 500 loan

Chingola Magistrate has sentenced a Teacher to two years simple imprisonment for obtaining a loan of K53, 852 by falsely pretending to be someone else.

This is in a matter in which Sharon Waliywa 36, of house number 1762 of Luangwa Township in Kitwe, a Teacher at Luangwa combined school in Kitwe was facing three counts of Forgery, Uttering false documents and obtaining money by false pretense.

Chingola Senior Resident Magistrate Peggy Banda in passing Judgement said that the prosecution had proven the matter beyond reasonable doubt that Waliywa forged the documents and uttered the forged document in order to obtain the loan using someone’s name.

Magistrate Ms Banda said the evidence before court proved that the accused was trying to defraud someone.

She sentenced her to two years on each count and they will run cocurrently

Particulars of the offence in count one were that Waliywa on August 13, and August 14, 2019 whilst acting together with others unknown forged a National registration card purporting to be a genuine NRC of Suzem Mwetwa when in fact not.

In the second count Waliywa whilst acting together with others unknown fraudulently uttered a forged NRC for Mweetwa purporting to be genuine when in fact not.

And in the third court Waliywa August 13, 2019  whilst acting together with other unknown people obtained money by false pretense with intent to defraud Ms Mwetwa of K53,852 cash from Bay Port Financial services by false pretending  that they were eligible to obtain a loan when in fact not.

In mitigation Waliywa said that she was the bread winner of her family and a single parents to her four children and that her husband was late and that she regrets what she did.

In a similar development Another Teacher at Butondo Secondary school in Mufulira is facing one count of obtaining K13, 500 by false pretending that she would offer employment when in fact not.

This is in a case in which Miriam Daka 35, is facing one count of obtaining money by false pretense before another court in Chingola.

Particulars of the offence are that on unknown dates but between February 1 and 28, 2019 in Chingola with intent to defraud and obtained money from Joyce Lupupa by falsely pretending that she will reassure her employment in Government when in fact not.

She denied the charge.

Magistrates Shadrick Chanda has since adjourned the matter to 22 November for trial.

The Independent Observer

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