Mon. Sep 23rd, 2019

Ndola real estate agent jailed 2 yrs for corruption

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By Staff Writer
The Ndola Magistrate Court has convicted a Real Estate Agent for corruption and sentenced him to two (2) years imprisonment with hard labour.

Ndola Senior Resident Magistrate Osward Chibalo found Tobias Nkhoma, a Real Estate Agent guilty of one count of Obtaining Money by False Pretenses and two counts of Uttering False documents.

Particulars in count one are that Nkhoma 49, of Chifubu in Ndola on unknown dates but between January 27, 2016 and June 30, 2016 jointly and whilst acting together with others unknown, by false pretences and with intent to defraud, obtained a sum of K17, 200 from Nsofu Chilaisha in two instalments of K 7, 200 and K10,000 as partial payment for the purported sale of property number L/Chichele/11.

In count two, Nkhoma , on unknown dates but between March 1, 2016 and March 30, 2016 in Ndola district jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, knowingly and fraudulently uttered a false invitation to treat dated March 9, 2016 to Nsofu Chilaisha relating to property number L/Chichele/11.

In count three, Nkhoma  on unknown dates but between March 1, 2016 and March 30, 2016 in Ndola district jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, knowingly and fraudulently uttered a false offer letter dated March 10, 2016 to Nsofu Chilaisha relating to property number L/Chichele/11.

The Anti-Corruption Commission in 2016 arrested and charged Nkhoma with one count of Obtaining Money by False Pretenses and two counts of Uttering False documents contrary to section 352 of the Penal Code.

 

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