One Chinese, 13 Zambians plead not guilty to illegal military training charge

 One Chinese, 13 Zambians plead not guilty to illegal military training charge

The 14 men including a chinese National who were arrested for alleged illigal millitary training have pleaded not guilty to two count of unlawful drilling.

Appearing before Magistrate Martin Namushi was Liang Bin Giang a Chinese National facing two counts of weapon training persons unlawfully without lawful permission and in the second count he is joinly accussed with 13 other Zambians for unlawful drilling contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offense are that Bin Giang 32, of Makeni Lusaka, James Banda 20, of House number 26 Andrew Mwenya road Chiwempala, Martin Chinyama 25, H No. 61 Kanongesha road Chiwempala, Samson Sinkala 19, of 82/B11 Kamba Drive Nchanga North, Joseph Phiri 23, and Isaac Phiri 25 both of 12 Lwele road Chikola, Kellison Kapasa 27, of 4 Kazunga street Nchanga North, Bruce Simukonda 23, of 39 Old Airport Nchanga North, Muloiso Mkandawire 23, of 12 pine Kabundi North.

Others are Albert Mwansa 23, of 6956 Lupando Street Nchanga North, Elias Mwale 21, of 25/35 Makeni Lusaka, Sydney Mupeta 26, of KB8 Kafue Makeni Lusaka, Arthur Sinkonde 28, of Namwala Street Nchanga North, Pintu Boniface 31, of NC4 Namwala Street Nchanga North.

On July 16, were being drilled in weapon training without authority.

They have all denied the charges.

Magistrate Namushi has since adjourned the matter to July 30, for commencement of trail.

They were all granted bail in their own recognition of K15, 000 each with two working surities while Chinese national has to surrender his passport and other traveling documents.

The Independent Observer

John Sakala is a Journalist yearning for independent journalism

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