LIVINGSTONE-BASED police officer Felix Muntanga and two others have been granted K20,000 cash bail in a matter in which they are charged with theft of K126,410 at Mount Meru Service Station in Chipata.
Before Chipata magistrate Fred Munsaka were Muntanga, 40, a police officer at Livingstone Central Police Station, Mount Meru Filling Station manager Rozaria Theresa Sandu, 30, of Chipata Motel area and Godwin Inambao, a driver of L13 Ndeke in Livingstone.
Last month, the trio pleaded not guilty to theft of K126,410 from the service station.
Muntanga and Inambao are jointly charged with theft while Sandu is charged with theft by servant.
It is alleged that Sandu, an employee of Mount Meru, on July 20, 2015, jointly and whilst acting with other people unknown, stole K126,410, which came into her possession as manager.
In the second count, Muntanga and Inambao, on July 20, 2015, jointly and whilst working with other people unknown, stole K126,410, property of Mount Meru Service Station in Chipata.
The matter came up yesterday before commencement of trial but failed to take off. They were granted K20,000 cash bail each with two working sureties.
Prosecutor Ireen Mayenda told the court that the State was ready with the trial but defence legal counsel John Phiri asked for an adjournment so that he could get instructions from his client.