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By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Police in Lusaka have arrested a 42 years-old-man  for forging the signature of the Special Assistant to the president Amos Chanda impersonating himself to be from state house.

Richard Joseph Mutale of Makeni, is charged for the offences of Forgery contrary to section 342, Uttering a false document contrary to Section 352 and Obtaining Money by False Pretences Contrary to Section 309 Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo confirmed in a statement that Mutale is alleged to have forged the signature of the Special Assistant to the President (Press and Public Relations).

Ms Katongo said the accused was purporting that Mr  Chanda had written and signed a letter dated 13th March, 2019 addressed to the Managing Director for Truck and Trailer Sales Ltd, a company based in the United Kingdom for a business appointment with the Head of State and demanding a payment for fixing an appointment.

she said using the said forged letter, Mutale obtained K10, 000 from the General Manager of Truck and Trailer Sales Ltd and later issued him with a forged General Receipt as payment for Presidential Appointment for non-Zambians.

“Upon arrest, a search was conducted and the suspect was found in possession of various forged documents among them were documents bearing forged signatures of the Republican President, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu,” she said.

The suspect is detained in police custody and will appear in court soon.

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